BALTIMORE -- Reggie Holmes scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Morgan State past Bethune-Cookman 55-44 on Monday night.
The Bears (16-10, 10-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) outscored Bethune-Cookman 38-25 in the second half, after the game was knotted up at 19-all at halftime.
Marquis Kately scored all 13 of his points in the second half and Jermaine Bolden finished with 11 for Morgan State.
The Wildcats (12-14, 6-6) were led by 14 points from C.J. Reed and 13 from John Holmes.
Morgan State shot 52 pecent form the field (18 of 34) while Bethune-Cookman hit just 1 percent from behind the 3-point arc (1-for-10).
The Bears won their eighth in nine games and sixth in a row.
The Wildcats lost their third in a row and fifth of their last six games.
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Former Duke guard Derryck Thornton announced he will transfer to USC. The one-time highly touted recruit will have three seasons to play for the Trojans after sitting out next season.
After losing six players this spring, Michigan State could lose at least five after next season. The Spartans will look to reload in the frontcourt.
|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|