The Morgan State basketball team woes continue as it lost in overtime this afternoon to in-state rival Coppin State 80-73. Lamar Morgan rained seven three-pointers on the Bears, and his 24 points were the high mark for his team.
In a game that saw nine ties and 13 lead changes, the Eagles were bolstered by two other players scoring 20 plus points besides Lamar. Chad Andrews-Fulton scored 21 points on 7-9 shooting and Karonn Davis chipped in 22 with seven of those points coming in the overtime period. Coppin State has now won for the second time in four games after starting the season 0-15. This marks the third conference loss in a row for Morgan State and drops their record on the season to 7-12, 2-3.
Normally the duo of Tiwian Kendley and Phillip Carr provide the scoring punch for the Bears but Carr struggled today and finished with a paltry stat line of six points and three rebounds. Kendley put in 26 points for Morgan but once again had a poor shooting night. He was just 10-26 floor including 1-7 from three-point land. Coach Todd Bozeman’s team continues to struggle shooting the ball from the floor and from the charity stripe. 36% from the field (28-72) that includes 17% (3-17) from downtown along with 61% (14-23) from the charity stripe is a recipe for disaster, especially when you consider Coppin State was better in all three of those categories.
Morgan State has a good chance to bounce back and put a halt to their losing streak win they play Delaware State on Monday, January 22. The Hornets are only 2-19 on the year and have loss all 12 of their road games. Here’s hoping Morgan takes advantage. Tip off is at 7:30.