Loyola, Md. tops Coppin State 73-70
BALTIMORE (AP)—Jamal Barney’s free throws with less than a minute to play were the difference as Loyola-Maryland rallied from a 20-point first half deficit to defeat Coppin State 73-70 on Wednesday night.
Barney finished with 21 points on 7-for-12 shooting and had eight rebounds for the Greyhounds (3-7). The win snapped a four-game losing streak for Loyola.
Tywain McKee led all scorers with 28 points for the Eagles (1-5).
Coppin State jumped out to a 32-12 first half lead, but the Greyhounds chipped away at the lead in the second half.
Brett Harvey’s 3-pointer off a steal with 4:47 left gave Loyola its first lead of the game.
The teams traded leads down the stretch before Barney’s free throws made it 71-70. Harvey tacked on two more free throws and the Eagles failed to convert on their final possession.