Morgan State returned to action after a one-week hiatus to take on South Carolina State in a MEAC Conference clash.
BALTIMORE — The Bears were looking to capitalize off their well needed time of rest as they face a tough stretch in MEAC play moving forward.
Overall, the game was rather even in the first half. Morgan State lead South Carolina State 33-32 at the half. Although the Bears had the lead, South Carolina took advantage of sloppy play by Morgan State. The Bears could not set up their offense in the paint which led to forced shots and lack of rhythm in transition. South Carolina State had 10 points off turnovers in the first half which kept them in the game. Also, their ability to get fouls put Morgan State in the bonus earlier than usual.
Back from Halftime, MSU went cold; very cold. SCSU outscored them by a 2nd half score of 42 to 26. SCSU continued to dominate the paint as well as get to the line. The main difference in this game was foul calls and poor shooting percentage by MSU. Philip Carr seemed off and Tiwian Kendley was still amazing but the whole team chemistry was off. Due to this, MSU fell to SCSU; 74-59.
Morgan State has fallen to 4-4 in the MEAC and their chances of winning the regular season title are slim. After being named the conference favorite, the Bears have not shown any true dominance over a consistent set of games. From my observations, questionable foul calls always haunts Morgan State. Despite the calls, many losses were close losses for Morgan State. Hopefully, things can be fixed.
MSU Stat Leaders
#5, Tiwian Kendley: 21 Points & 2 Turnovers
#22, Phillip Carr: 10 Points
#02, Martez Cameron: 11 Points, 5 Assists
#32, David Syfax: 7 Points