Norfolk St. survives a Coppin St. comeback 73-68
Goode also grabbed 11 rebounds for the Spartans who shot 50 percent in the game. Norfolk State learned earlier in the week that interim coach Robert Jones signed-on for the head coach position for three years.
Norfolk State (15-11, 9-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) led 35-27 at the break and dominated the boards 21-9, grabbing seven more offensive rebounds than Coppin State in accounting for the 8-point halftime lead.
The Spartans stretched that lead to 17 points in the second period before Coppin State (9-18, 6-8) responded with a run of its own and narrowed the lead to 71-68 with 9 seconds to play, but time ran out on its comeback effort.
Taariq Cephas scored 19 points and Sterling Smith added 14 for Coppin State.