State hoops roundup (Feb. 22): Morgan State men top N.C. A&T, 72-51, to end five-game slide
From Sun staff and news services|
Feb 23, 2016 | 3:00 AM
Cedric Blossom scored 20 points, eclipsing the 1,000-point mark in his career, and host Morgan State earned a 72-51 win over North Carolina A&T (8-20, 5-8 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) on Monday night.
Blossom opened the second half with a jump hook to achieve the milestone. He was 7-for-11 from the field and had five rebounds for the Bears (6-20, 4-9). Rasean Simpson scored 17 points with 10 rebounds and Andre Horne added 12 points.
Austin Tillotson made the winning shot from halfcourt as time ran out to give host Colgate a 93-90 overtime victory over Loyola Maryland on Sunday.
Norfolk State 85, Coppin State 77: Mufaro Murinda had a career-high 17 points and Christian Kessee had 18 points, including five 3-pointers, but the host Eagles (7-20, 5-9 MEAC) fell to the Spartans (14-14, 10-3).
Josh Treadwell added 17 points and Trevon Seymore had 15 for Coppin State.
Coppin State 56, Norfolk State 47: Omaah Tayong had 13 points and 10 rebounds and the Eagles (10-15, 7-6 MEAC) defeated the host Spartans (2-21, 2-11).
Coppin State held Norfolk State to 24.3 percent (18-for-74) shooting from the field and 10.5 percent (2-for-19) from beyond the arc.
Javelle Lane scored 11 points and Keen Samuels added 10 for Coppin State, which won its fourth straight game.
North Carolina A&T 65, Morgan State 55: The host Bears (12-14, 10-4 MEAC) fell into a tie for second place in the MEAC with Bethune-Cookman with a loss to the Aggies (14-10, 10-3), who moved into a tie for first with Hampton.
Tikrit Williams had game-high 19 points and eight rebounds and Lexus Spears added 14 points for the Bears.
Mount St. Mary's 59, Central Connecticut State 55: Sarafina Arthur-Williams scored the winning basket and hit a free-throw attempt to complete a three-point play with 14 seconds left to lift the visiting Mountaineers (8-19, 6-10 Northeast Conference) over the Blue Devils (10-17, 7-9).
Arthur-Williams finished with 12 points and Jessica Harris added 13 for the Mount.