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No. 4 Coppin State Advances With Win Over No. 13 Norfolk State < All News
Monday, March 7, 2016

NORFOLK, Va.– No. 4 seed Coppin State advanced to the quarterfinals in the women’s bracket with a 78-54 win over No. 13 seed Norfolk State in first-round action on Monday at the Norfolk Scope Arena.


The Eagles will play in the quarterfinals on Thursday at approximately 2 p.m. against either No. 5 Morgan State or No. 12 North Carolina Central.


Amber Griffin led four Coppin State players in double figures with 19 points, while also grabbing a team-high five rebounds. Genesis Lucas added 15 points for the Eagles, who outscored Norfolk State 20-6 in the fourth quarter.


Coppin State led 36-27 at the half.


The Eagles shot 58.5 percent (31-for-53) from the floor and held a 36-26 rebounding advantage.


Norfolk State shot 34.5 percent (20-for-58) from the floor and had six blocks on defense. Kiara Phillips led three Spartans in double figures with 15 points.
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