BALTIMORE, Md. – Akeem Ellis hit two free throws with 0.5 seconds remaining in regulation lifting Coppin State to an 88-86 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference victory over Morgan State on Saturday in Hill Field House.
Morgan State’s DeWayne Jackson tied the game at 86-86 when he drilled a three-pointer from the top of the key with 11.2 seconds to play.
After a Coppin State timeout, the Eagles worked the ball to Ellis who drove the lane and was fouled by Kevin Thompson with 0.5 seconds to play. After Ellis made the two free throws, Justin Black misfired on a three-pointer as the buzzer sounded.
Coppin State (12-11, 7-3 MEAC) shot 47.5 percent from the floor and 41.9 percent from the three-point line in posting its third straight victory, and sixth in the last eight games.
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