Saturday, February 4, 2017

Morgan State falls out of first place after rally comes up short against NCCU

BALTIMORE, Maryland -- Morgan State played North Carolina Central in a battle for first place in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference on Saturday. However, the Bears started slowly, struggled throughout the first half and despite coming back in the game's final 14 minutes, they could not catch the Eagles.

The Bears shot poorly in the first 20 minutes after North Carolina Central jumped out to a lead from the start. That early advantage, plus 17-point performances from Patrick Cole and Kyle Benton, helped the Eagles hold off Morgan State's late rally and post a 68-62 victory at Hill Field House.

North Carolina Central (16-6, 7-1 MEAC) took over the top spot in the conference with the win. Morgan State (10-12, 7-2) slipped back to at least second place, with Savannah State having a chance to push the Bears into third place in a later game.


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