-- Freshman Michael Harper
scored a career-high 15 points and collected a career-high seven rebounds and senior Tywain McKee
added 13 points and a career-high 13 rebounds leading Coppin State to a 61-48 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference victory over North Carolina A&T on Monday in the Coppin Center.
Harper finished the game 6-of-11 from the floor, including 3-of-6 from the three-point line, to lead the Eagles in scoring for the second time in his brief career.
McKee also added six assists, three steals and one blocked shot for the Eagles.
Coppin State (3-13, 1-2 MEAC) played perharps its best all-around game of the season in recording its first conference victory of the year.
The Eagles limited North Carolina A&T to 25.4 percent shooting and out-rebounded the Aggies 43-40.
North Carolina A&T (6-10, 1-2 MEAC) was led by Ed Jones who scored 12 points and Dwane Joshua who had 10.
Five points from McKee and four from Harper helped the Eagles jump out to an early 15-7 lead.
The Aggies hit three consecutive three-point baskets to take a 16-15 lead with 7:36 to play in the opening period.
North Carolina A&T held a 25-22 lead before McKee tied the game with a three-pointer at the 2:46 mark of the half.
A pair of free throws by McKee and a layup by Goldsberry helped give Coppin State a 31-28 lead at the break.
Harper and Coleman scored back-to-back baskets giving the Eagles a 35-28 lead at the 18:00 mark of the second period.
After a pair of free throws by Tavarus Alston, Coppin State reeled off a 9-0 run to take a 44-30 lead with 11:21 left in the game.
Harper hit back-to-back three-pointers and Lenny Young
hit another as Coppin State opened up a 57-34 lead with 4:45 left in the game.
The Aggies outscored Coppin State 14-4 over the remainder of the game, but by then the verdict was not in doubt.