DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.
-- Tywain McKee
scored 13 of his team-high 17 points in the second half leading Coppin State to its fourth-straight victory, a 64-58 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference win over Bethune-Cookman on Saturday in the Ocean Center.
McKee was 3-of-5 from the floor and a perfect 10-of-10 from the free throw line to lead the Eagles.
Senior Julian Conyers
and junior A'Daeron Duncan each added 14 points for Coppin State.
The Eagles overcame a four-point halftime deficit by shooting 54.5 percent from the floor in the second half and outscoring the Wildcats 43-33.
Jimmy Hudson scored 22 points and Dewayne Pettus added 21 for Bethune-Cookman (10-15, 4-7 MEAC).
Coppin State (8-19, 3-8 MEAC) took the lead for good when Robert Pressey
scored inside giving the Eagles a 28-27 lead with 17:18 to play in the game.
McKee drilled a three-pointer to give Coppin State a 35-29 lead with 15:50 left, but the Wildcats answered with a 5-0 run cutting the lead to 35-34 with 13:44 remaining.
Coppin State responded with an 8-0 run keyed by five points from Conyers to increase the margin to 43-34 with 10:37 to play.
The Wildcats cut the lead to two points on three different occasions, but the Eagles had an answer on each occasion.
Bethune-Cookman's last threat came with 2:50 to play when Pettus converted a pair of free throws slicing the lead to 54-52.
Duncan hit back-to-back jumpers which ignited a 6-0 run giving the Eagles a 60-52 lead with 40 seconds left in the game.