7:00 PM ET, March 14, 2009
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Winston-salem, North Carolina
Holmes leads way with 20 points as Morgan State comes away with title
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Todd Bozeman pulled the souvenir championship cap over his tear-filled eyes, then clapped hard and pumped his fist at the crowd. The mood lightened, and he wore the net around his neck as he quoted noted philosopher Jay-Z.Forgive the Morgan State coach for soaking up the moment. Yes, he may have been here before -- but not for a long while.Bozeman is headed back to the NCAA tournament after his Bears beat Norfolk State 83-69 on Saturday night in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference title game.
• Morgan State earned its first-ever NCAA tournament bid as the Golden Bears earn their second MEAC tournament title and first since 1977.
• Reggie Holmes led Morgan State with a team-high 20 points (10th 20-point game this season).
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||22-49 (.449)||26-53 (.491)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-12 (.500)||6-15 (.400)|
|FT Made-Attempted||19-22 (.864)||25-38 (.658)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||29 (0/0)||18 (0/0)|