Delaware State (11-13, 6-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Association), which had lost two straight, trailed 22-15 before using a 22-4 run that spanned both halves to take a 37-26 lead with 10:57 left. Coppin State never got any closer than nine the rest of the way.
Bell made 5 of 9 shots, including three 3-pointers, in 16 minutes of action.
Delaware State made just 9 of 25 shots in the first half but improved to 50 percent (13 of 26) after intermission. The Hornets outrebounded Coppin State 33-26 and scored 11 second-chance points off the advantage.
Coppin State (5-21, 2-9) shot 39 percent (18 of 46) and attempted just four free throws.
Taariq Cephas had 14 points for Coppin State, which got just 10 points off the bench.
Florida State's student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games.
The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.
Michael Lewis is leaving his assistant coaching job at Butler to take the same position at Nebraska under Tim Miles.
|South Carolina State||12-4||1||19-15|
|North Carolina Central||7-9||6||13-19|
|North Carolina A&T||7-9||6||10-22|