Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Hawks fail to put Bears away, exit from MEAC tournament

NORFOLK, Virginia -- The men’s basketball team at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore had not won a game in the Mid Eastern Athletic Conference tournament in five years.

With the Hawks facing the Morgan St. University Bears – a team they had beaten twice in the regular season – on Tuesday, March 8, many expected this streak of bad luck in March to end.

It didn’t.

“We knew it was going to be tough to beat them three times,” said UMES head coach Bobby Collins.

After a back and forth battle for much of the second half, the Bears pulled away in the final minute and topped the Hawks 65-58 at Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia.

For the Hawks, their season is over. The Bears will advance to the next round and face third-seeded Hampton Pirates on Wednesday – a team the Hawks beat in their only regular season meeting.


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