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Morgan Snaps Three-Game Losing Slump, Rips S.C. State

Morgan State University Basketball--Men

by Perry Green
AFRO Sports Editor

    Morgan State University Bears. (Courtesy Image)
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The Morgan State University Bears ended a three-game losing streak by ripping Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) opponent South Carolina State University, 73-56, on Jan. 11 at Hill Field House in Baltimore.

It was the first win for Morgan State after losing their last three games to California State, the University of Oregon and the University of California-Irvine.

The Bears took control of the game early and led by 13 points at halftime, according to MSU Sports Information. South Carolina State cut the lead to 10 points in the second half, but could not get closer as the Bears pulled away with the easy win.

Morgan State had four different players score double digits in points, including senior center Ian Chiles, who scored a game-high 17 points. Senior guard Anthony Hubbard and junior forward Shaquille Duncan each scored 13 points for Morgan State; Hubbard added 12 rebounds for a double-double. Sophomore forward Cedric Blossom scored 12 points for the Bears.

South Carolina State had just two players score double digits, with senior forward Matthew Hezekiah leading the way with 16 points off the bench.

Morgan State improved to 4-10 and will face MEAC foe Norfolk State on Jan. 18 in Norfolk, Va.