BALTIMORE -- Morgan State's Reggie Holmes spoiled the final game in the Coppin Center by scoring 23 points and grabbing 12 rebounds leading the Bears to a 68-62 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference victory over Coppin State on Thursday.
Holmes led three players in double figures and Morgan State won back-to-back games at Coppin State for the first time in its history.
The victory by the Bears put a damper on a celebratory evening in the Coppin Center. In addition to playing the final game in the building the Eagles also bid farewell to seniors Tywain McKee
, Brian Chesnut
and Chuka Iloegbu
McKee had 12 points and seven rebounds in his final home game, while Chesnut had four points and four rebounds and Iloegbu added four points and two assits.
Coppin State (12-18, 9-7 MEAC) was led by Vince Goldsberry
who scored a team-high 14 points.
Morgan State (20-11, 13-3 MEAC) was outshot and turned the ball over more than the Eagles, but used a dominating 41-25 advantage on the boards and a 12 to 7 advantage on the free throw line to defeat the Eagles.
Coppin State shot 47.4 percent from the field, while limiting Morgan State to 43.9 percent shooting, but made only 1-of-8 three-point field goal attempts despite entering the game as the leading three-point field goal percentage team in the MEAC.