HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Lorne Jackson connected on a jumper with six seconds remaining in regulation lifting Pepperdine to a 58-56 victory over Coppin State in the consolation round of the Outrigger Hotels Rainbow Classic in the Stan Sheriff Center on Monday.
The Waves turned the tables after losing their opening round game of the tournament to Buffalo on a jumper with 0.8 seconds remaining. Jackson, who scored Pepperdine's final four points including the game-winner, helped the Waves snap a 12-game losing streak.
Coppin State (1-10) had a chance to win the game, but Tywain McKee
's three-pointer at the buzzer was off the mark.
The Eagles took a 55-54 lead on a three-pointer by McKee with 1:53 to play in the game.
Jackson answered with a jumper at the 1:40 mark of the period regaining the lead for the Waves at 56-55.
McKee then tied the contest by making one of two free throws with 42 seconds to play.
Jackson missed a jumper with 19 seconds left, but retained the ball when the Eagles were unable to collect the rebound. After a timeout, Jackson then connected on the game-winner with 6 seconds to play.
The game featured eight ties and nine lead changes and neither team held more than a three-point lead during the final 13:26 of play.
The Eagles outshot the Waves 40.4 percent to 33.9 percent, but were hurt by missing 9-of-18 free throw attempts.
McKee paced Coppin State with 21 points, eight rebounds, six steals and five assists. The Eagles also received 11 points and six rebounds from Sam Coleman
and six points each from Vince Goldsberry
and Mike Buckley
Mychel Thompson led Pepperdine with 18 points, while Dane Suttle added 15. Jackson finished with 10 points, four assists and four rebounds.
The Eagles started well and held an early lead behind hot shooting.
After Suttle connected on a three-point basket cutting the CSU lead to 9-5, the Eagles answered with an 11-5 run capped by a three-pointer from Buckley to take a 20-10 lead with 7:38 remaining in the first half.
Pepperdine used a 12-0 run to take a 22-20 lead with 3:29 to play in the opening period.
Coleman ended the run with a dunk that tied the game at 22-22 with 2:41 to play in the period, but the Waves closed the half on a 5-0 run to take a 27-22 lead into the intermission.
A layup by Jackson gave Pepperdine a 33-24 lead with 18:14 left to play before the Eagles mounted a comeback.
and Coleman each scored four points during a 13-2 run that gave the Eagles a 37-35 lead with 11:46 remaining.
The teams then traded baskets for the remainder of the half until Jackson hit the game-winner.
The Eagles will conclude tournament play against either George Washington or Hawaii on Tuesday.