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South Carolina State beats Coppin State 87-65

Jan 19, 2010 - 12:51 AM ORANGEBURG, S.C.(AP) -- Jason Flagler scored 26 points to pace South Carolina State in an 87-65 win over Coppin State on Monday.

Flagler shot 11-for-13 from the field and added nine rebounds for the Bulldogs (8-7, 2-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Darnell Porter contributed with 25 points and eight rebounds while shooting 6-for-7 from 3-point range.

Flagler hit back-to-back baskets to open the second half, giving the Bulldogs a 44-32 lead with 19:10 remaining.

A 3-pointer from Coppin State's Michael Harper cut the lead to 48-39 with 17:35 to play, but the Eagles would get no closer for the remainder of the contest. South Carolina State would go on to lead by as many as 24 points.

Sam Coleman finished with 12 points and seven rebounds to lead the Eagles (5-11, 0-4), who have now lost eight straight games. Vince Goldsberry added 12 points and seven assists.