Coppin's rally falls short in 57-55 loss to Wash. St.

November 27, 1993|By From Staff Reports

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Coppin State rallied from an 11-point deficit late in the second half but came up short, losing, 57-55, to Washington State in the first round of the San Juan Shootout yesterday.

Stephen Stewart hit one of two free throws with 1:49 remaining to cap a 10-2 Coppin run, cutting Washington State's lead to 55-52. Isaac Fontaine hit a free throw with 11 seconds left and Mark Hendrickson added another to put the Cougars up, 57-52.

Sidney Goodman's three-pointer with three seconds left cut it to 57-55, but Washington State's Tony Harris ran out the clock.

Keith Carmichael, who finished with a game-high 25 points, scored 19 straight points for Coppin (0-1) during one stretch. He had seven three-pointers.

"Keith is a shooter and he had a tremendous game," Coppin coach Fang Mitchell said. "However, all of our parts were not working today, and that is what we need to win."

Coppin held the Cougars to 36 percent shooting from the floor and forced them into 23 turnovers. But the Eagles made only 20 of 63 field-goal attempts (32 percent). Coppin plays at 1 p.m. today against the University of Pacific.

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