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Howard holds off Coppin State 59-53

Jan 12, 2010 - 4:05 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.(AP) -- Dadrain Collins scored 18 points and Howard beat Coppin State 59-53 on Monday night.

Calvin Thompson added a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds, and Paul Kirkpatrick had 10 rebounds including seven on the offensive end.

The Bison (3-14, 2-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), which allowed its lowest point total of the season, had been giving up an average of 73.8 points per game.

Coppin State, playing its sixth of eight straight road games, lost its sixth game in a row. The Eagles are 1-8 away from home this season.

Howard led 32-20 at halftime and held its largest lead of eight points in the final seconds. The were five ties and 10 lead changes in the game.

Sam Coleman came off the bench to lead the Eagles (5-9, 1-2) with 14 points. Michael Harper added 13 points and Vince Goldsberry had 12.