Scores

Final

Bethune-Cookman 71

(14-20, 7-9 MEAC)

Morgan State 82

(17-14, 10-6 MEAC)

    6:00 PM ET, March 15, 2013

    Norfolk Scope Arena, Norfolk, Virginia

    1 2 T
    COOK 31 4071
    MORG 39 4382

    Top Performers

    Bethune-Cookman: K. Dukes 20 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast

    Morgan State: J. Black 16 Pts, 9 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    Morgan St. 82, Bethune-Cookman 71

    Associated Press

    NORFOLK, Va. -- Shaquille Duncan scored 17 points, and Justin Black and DeWayne Jackson added 16 each as Morgan State advanced to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference final by defeating Bethune-Cookman 82-71 Friday night.

    The fifth-seeded Bears (17-14), the highest seed to reach the semifinals in a tournament filled with upsets, held Adrien Coleman, the conference scoring leader, to eight points. He had totaled 52 points for the eighth-seeded Wildcats (14-20) in tournament victories over Coppin State and top-seeded Norfolk State.

    Morgan State scored the first seven points and never trailed in extending its winning streak to eight games. The Bears shot 64.3 percent (18 of 28) in the first half and took a 39-31 lead into the break.

    Kevin Dukes led Bethune-Cookman with 20 points and Ricky Johnson added 18, making 9 of 9 free throws. Coleman made just 4 of 11 shots and missed all five of his free throws.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    COOK
    MORG
    Points 71 82
    FG Made-Attempted 24-62 (.387) 30-53 (.566)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-18 (.444) 3-14 (.214)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-25 (.600) 19-25 (.760)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 15

    2012-13 Season

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