>> Mid-Eastern Conference Tournament - Coppin State Defeats Bethune-Cookman 75-68 - Recap
Coppin State grabbed a 75-68 win over Bethune-Cookman on Tuesday, behind a 24-point effort from Michael Murray at Norfolk Scope Arena.
Bettors who backed Coppin State were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 4.5 at sportsbooks.
Arnold Fripp had 16 points for Coppin State and Daquan Brickhouse chipped in with 12 points. Andre Armstrong had 6 assists for them, while Arnold Fripp was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 10 boards.
Bethune-Cookman got 22 points from Clemmye Owens in a losing cause and another 18 points from Maurice Taylor. Tony Kynard contributed 9 assists for them, while Maurice Taylor had 14 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Coppin State were victorious, as the score was 40-37 at the break.
Coppin State won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 37-28.