BALTIMORE -- Arnold Louis grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds to go along with a season-high 16 points and Savannah State rallied from a nine-point first-half deficit to defeat Coppin State 56-48 Saturday in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference action.
The Tigers (7-9, 1-1), coming off an 84-40 win over Allen that snapped a six-skid, opened the second half with a 17-2 surge to lead 35-27.Coppin State closed to 39-37 on Andre Armstrong's layup with 8:54 left, but Savannah State answered with Preston Blackman's 3-pointer and Khiry White's three-point play. The Eagles could get no closer than four in the final 5:19.Rashad Hassan and Preston Blackman added 10 points apiece for the Tigers.Coppin State (3-14, 0-2), which led 25-16 with 3:41 left in the first half, posted its lowest scoring output since losing to Texas 69-46 on Nov. 12.Michael Murray's 10 points paced the Eagles, who have lost five straight.
Savannah State's Arnold Louis came off the bench to grab 19 rebounds, matching the total recorded by the rest of his team (including team rebounds). He's the 14th player this season to grab at least half of his team's rebounds against a Division-I opponent but just the second to do so off the bench.