State hoops roundup (Jan. 8): Kendley's 33 points, late basket lift Morgan State men
Jan 09, 2018 | 3:00 AM
Tiwian Kendley made a go-ahead floater with 6.4 seconds remaining and the host Morgan State men's basketball team beat (7-9, 3-0 MEAC) Savannah State, 89-88 (4-13, 1-1).
Zach Sellers made a basket with 5:31 remaining to give Savannah State an 86-83 lead but the Tigers didn't make another field goal the rest of the way.
Kendley ended a four-plus minute field-goal drought for Morgan State with 2:01 left to pull within 88-87. On Savannah State's final possession, Dexter McClanahan took an inbounds pass with 3.7 seconds left but his 3-point runner hit the backboard and bounced off.
Kendley scored 33 points on 13-of-22 shooting for Morgan State. He has scored 28-plus in all six of his games this season. Phillip Carr added 18 points with 13 rebounds, David Syfax scored 14 and Stanley Davis had 11 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists.
Bethune-Cookman 89, UMES 84: Ahmad Frost scored 21 points and Logan McIntosh added 17, but the host Hawks (5-12, 1-1 MEAC) fell to the Wildcats (7-9, 2-0).