WASHINGTON -- Ian Chiles scored 16 points and Morgan State dominated down low in a 53-51 victory over Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference-foe Howard Monday night.
The Bears (8-12, 4-5) won the rebound battle 37-25 and outscored the Bison 30-10 in the paint.
Chiles added seven rebounds and three blocks while Justin Black grabbed eight boards to go with 13 points.
Howard (6-18, 3-7) trailed 26-25 early in the second half, but took a 39-32 lead with 13:14 left on Anton Dickerson's 3-pointer.
Chiles responded with a layup seconds later, and Morgan State ran off 11 consecutive points, including Black's go-ahead tip-in with 6:54 remaining.
Mike Phillips led Howard with 19 points, and Dickerson had 17.
The victory was Morgan State coach Todd Bozeman's 100th in the MEAC, the most by any Bears' coach.
The meeting was the 100th all-time between the schools, with Morgan State holding a 59-41 advantage.
SMU has signed a second player from Australia, 6-foot-11 forward Harry Froling, to a national letter of intent. The Mustangs previously signed guard Tom Wilson from Australia.
There's nothing to suggest the Jayhawks won't end up atop the Big 12 for a 13th season in a row. But what about a return to the Final Four?
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
|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|