BALTIMORE (AP) — Justin Black pumped in 22 points, leading five players in double-figure scoring as Morgan State beat crosstown rival Coppin State, 78-69 Wednesday night — its second win over the Eagles in nine days.
The Bears trailed by three points at intermission, but roared back to outscore the Eagles 46-34 in the second half.
Morgan State (11-13, 9-3) remains tied with Hampton in second place in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, two games behind North Carolina Central.
Ian Chiles scored 14 points for the Bears, who shot 50 percent from the field (29 of 58). Shaquille Duncan and Cedric Blossom added 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Michael Murray scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds — five off the offensive glass– to lead Coppin State (9-17, 6-7). Dallas Gary scored 16 points and Taariq Cephas and Sterling Smith added 11 and 10 points, respectively.
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