Florida A&M Defeats Coppin State 74-72

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Amin Stevens scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help Florida A&M hold off Coppin State 74-72 Tuesday night in the first round of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament.

The 11th-seeded Rattlers (9-22) trailed 65-59 with 4:36 remaining and went on an 11-3 run behind six points from Avery
Moore. Yannick Crowder’s free throws put Florida A&M in the lead, 70-68, with 1:02 to play.

Logan Wiens’ 3-pointer put No. 6 seed Coppin State (14-16) back on top. But Crowder’s basket gave the Rattlers back the lead for good with 28 seconds to play.

Moore, who was 4 of 5 from 3-point range, finished with 19 points for Florida A&M, which shot 60 percent from long range (12
of 20).

The Rattlers will play No. 3 seed Delaware State in the quarterfinals on Thursday.

The Eagles were led by Akeem Ellis with 24 points and Tony Gallo with 21.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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