Tyler Hines

Feb. 14, 2012

Box Score

Princess Anne, Md. --Tyler Hines finished with 14 points and 17 rebounds for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Monday. Without such a productive night for the Hawks, UMES would fall short of capturing a win as it would lose to Coppin State 81-78. Hines was one of four UMES student-athletes with double figures.

The Hawks held several advantages by the end of the game, most notably outscoring Coppin State 52-37 in the second half, but also holding a 41-33 rebounding advantage.

UMES came out early with something to prove, and for the first 11-minutes of the game it did just that. Hines had 10 offensive rebounds, a game-high and season's best for the senior. Offensively Hines was active from the tip with six early points. UMES held at most a five-point advantage by the 9:02 mark in the first half against Coppin State.

Consecutive lay-ups by Coppin State with under 7:00 remaining in the first half gave the Eagles momentum to push the point differential as high as 15 points by the end of the first half.

UMES started early with high-percentage shots, but by the end of the first period the Hawks were shooting 33.3 percent from the field. In comparison, Coppin State shot just over 53 percent from the field (57 percent from three-point territory).

By 14:12 in the second half Coppin State had a 58-39 advantage and seemed to forget that it had an opponent. A three pointer by Hillary Haley and lay-up by Haley and Ishaq Pitt were just enough to show the Eagles UMES still had some fight.

Haley finished with 17 points and the second highest leader in rebounds with seven. He got hot from the field making 7-of-17 (.412) and 3-of-5 (.600) from the three-point line. Percy Woods helped cut the Coppin State lead to single digits with a three pointer with 6:56 remaining in the second half.



Woods also finished with 17 points on 6-of-14 (.429) shooting from the field. Woods and Louis Bell would put together a string of three pointers to trail 72-66 with under 4:30 remaining in the game.

Bell finished with 17 points and made 5-of-11 (.454) from the three-point line. In just under eight minutes UMES cut the lead to within six points, and were within four points (75-71) following a made lay-up by Haley.

At 2:02 Bell drained a three-point shot from the right elbow to bring UMES within two points (76-74) and on the doorstep of a possible win. Coppin State would go up by four points following two made free throws, and the Hawks would miss consecutive three-point attempts with less than a minute on the clock.

Hines would reappear for the Hawks grabbing an offensive rebound and scoring the lay-up. UMES outscored Coppin State 20-12 in points scored in the paint for the second half.

Back within two points (76-78) UMES had the ball and 15-seconds on the game clock. Olatunji Kosile grabbed a rebound and banked a jumper in to tie the game.

Coppin State would sprint the court following the UMES press and find Michael Harper in the corner who made his three-point attempt and gave Coppin State the 81-78 lead.

Less than two seconds remained on the game clock, but hope had not been lost. Woods received the inbound pass sprinted just within the half court circle and released a shot towards the rim. The ball would hit just inside the back iron and pop out, game over.

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