The Morgan State Bears lost a second straight game after falling to the North Carolina Central University Eagles, 74-59, on Feb. 21 in Durham, N.C.

The loss dropped Morgan State’s overall record to 7-20, and 5-8 against the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC).

Morgan State was simply no match for N.C. Central, currently the best team in the MEAC. N.C. Central hasn’t lost a game against a conference opponent in more than two years, winning 31 straight MEAC contests. N.C. Central also benefitted from playing at home, where they have won 33 straight games.

Morgan State was man-handled from the beginning, and N.C. Central went on a huge scoring run near the end of the first half to take a double digit lead into halftime. The Bears weren’t able to cut into the lead through the second half as the Eagles ran away with the easy win.

Senior forward Jordan Parks led N.C. Central with a game-high 20 points and 10 rebounds. Senior guard Nimrod Hilliard followed with 19 points and seven assists. Senior guard Blake Bozeman had a team-high 18 points for Morgan State, and senior forward Andrew Hampton added 17 points for the Bears.

Next: Morgan State heads to Greensboro, N.C. to take on North Carolina A&T on Feb. 23, followed by a home game against Coppin State University on Feb. 28.