Alabama State Edges Coppin State, 68-67

Nov. 15, 2005

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Akeim Claborn's layup with 19 seconds remaining gave Alabama State a 68-67 win over Coppin State for seventh-place in the Black Coaches Association Invitational on Tuesday.

Trailing by a point, Alabama State's LaMarquis Blake lobbed the ball into Claborn, who had an uncontested shot for the winning basket.

Coppin State still had chances to win the game, but turned the ball over on each of its final two possessions.

"Get that monkey off our back," Claborn yelled after the final buzzer sounded, securing the Hornets' first win of the season.

Claborn finished with a game-high 22 points and 17 rebounds for his second double-double of the tournament. He had 19 points and 10 rebounds Tuesday against Wyoming.

Blake added 12 points for the Hornets (1-2).

Coppin State (0-3) was led by Darryl Proctor's 15 points and seven rebounds.