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ORANGEBURG, S.C. (February 11, 2023) — Latavian Lawrence scored 18 points as South Carolina State beat Coppin State 94-84 on Saturday (Feb.11th) to capture their first league win of the season.

Lawrence also had five rebounds for the Bulldogs (4-20, 1-7 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), who snapped a seven-game losing streak. Rahsaan Edwards added 17 points, seven assists and three steals. Cam Jones was 6 of 12 shooting (3 for 6 from distance) and scored 15.

Sam Sessoms finished with 24 points, seven assists and two steals to pace the Eagles (6-19, 1-7), who have lost seven straight. Nendah Tarke added 18 points and seven rebounds, while Kam’Ron Cunningham scored 15.

NEXT UP: South Carolina State host Morgan State Monday (Feb.13th) in the first contest of a doubleheader, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

2023 MEAC TOURNAMENT: The 2023 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) men’s and women’s basketball tournament is scheduled for March 8-11, 2023, at the Norfolk Scope Arena in Norfolk, Va. The annual MEAC Basketball Tournament moved to Norfolk in 2013 after spending the previous four years in Winston-Salem, N.C. from 2009 through 2012.

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