Junior guard Daquan Blackhouse scored a team-high 18 points from the bench as the Coppin State Eagles barely edged the Hampton Pirates, 71-68, in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) matchup on Jan. 18 at the Hampton Convocation Center in Hampton, Va.
The game was tightly contested from start to finish as Coppin State led by only a few points at halftime and during the second half, the lead exchanged five times. The Eagles didn’t put the game away until senior guard Anthony Armstrong nailed two clutch free throws to give his team a three-point lead with only 14 seconds left, according to Coppin State Sports Information.
Armstrong finished with 16 points for the Eagles, while junior guard Taariq Cephas followed with 13 points.
Hampton freshman guard Du’Vaughn Maxwell led the Pirates with 16 points in the loss.
Coppin State (6-11 overall, 3-1 MEAC) is now on a two-game winning streak after ending a seven-game slump just last week. The Eagles will next take on MEAC foe Norfolk State on Jan. 20 at Norfolk, Va.
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