Coppin State defeats Pacific, 86-77

November 28, 1993|By From Staff Reports

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Stephen Stewart scored 22 points and Sidney Goodman added 20 to pace Coppin State to an 86-77 victory over the University of Pacific yesterday in the San Juan Shootout at Eugenia Guerra Pavilion.

The Eagles will play American University of Puerto Rico, which defeated Wright State, 68-61, for fifth place in the eight-team field.

Keith Carmichael scored 13 of his 17 points in the first half to help the Eagles take a 51-23 halftime lead. Pacific rallied in the second half, as Michael Jackson scored 19 of his game-high 23 points.

After Mario McGriff's tip-in, which gave Coppin a 68-56 lead with 6:46 left, the Tigers went on a 12-5 run.

Glenn Griffin's two free throws capped the run and trimmed the deficit to 73-68 with 3:25 remaining.

But the Eagles scored six straight points, as Stewart made a jumper and two free throws and Goodman made two free throws to give the Eagles a 79-68 lead with 1:48 left.

COPPIN STATE -- Goodman 5-11 8-9 20, Carmichael 5-10 5-5 17, Robinson 0-2 0-0 0, Watson 1-2, 0-0 2, Locke 1-2 0-0 3, Thomas 3-8 0-0 6, Stewart 7-15 6-6 22, Howard 2-5 1-2 5, McGriff 5-7 1-2 11. Totals 29-66 21-24 86.

PACIFIC -- Terrell 4-6 3-5 12, Rishwain 2-3 2-2 8, Jacobsen 1-6 0-0 3, Clayton 3-9 2-4 8, Jones 1-1 0-0 2, Griffin 4-8 7-10 15, Jackson 9-16 2-2 23, Olin 2-3 0-0 4, Trierweiler 0-1 0-0 0, Walker 1-4 0-2 2. Totals 27-57 16-25 77.

Halftime -- Coppin St. 51-32. 3-point goals -- Coppin St., 7-17 (Goodman 2-4, Carmichael 2-3, Robinson 0-1, Watson 0-1, Locke 1-2, Stewart 2-6), Pacific 7-15, (Terrell 1-2, Rishwain 2-3, Jacobsen 1-4, Jackson 3-6). Rebounds -- Coppin St., 29 (McGriff 8), Pacific 30 (Clayton 9). Assists -- Coppin St., 8 (Goodman, Carmichael, Stewart 2), Pacific 18 (Terrell 6). Total fouls -- Coppin St., 25, Pacific 19. Fouled out -- Coppin St. (Thomas, McGriff), Pacific (Terrell). Technicals -- none. A -- N/A.

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