Five Morgan State players scored double digit points as the Bears easily beat the Howard Bison, 87-58, in the first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) action for both teams, played on Dec. 7 at the Hill Field House in Baltimore, Md.
It was the 101st time Morgan State has faced Howard in a basketball contest.
Howard attempted to keep the score close most of the first half, thanks in large part to the early scoring from junior forward Prince Okoroh. Okoroh scored 21 points in the first half .
Morgan State led by only eight points at one point in the second half but that’s when Morgan State’s senior guard Justin Black took over the game by scoring eight straight points to give Morgan its biggest lead at 47-31. Morgan State wouldn’t let Howard get any closer from that point forward.
Black led Morgan with 17 points, six rebounds, six assists and three steals. Senior forward Anthony Hubbard and junior guard Blake Bozeman each scored 13 for Morgan, while senior forward Thair Heath scored 12 points and sophomore forward Cedric Blossom added 10 points for the Bears.
Okoroh led Howard with 25 points and freshman James Daniels added 17 points for Howard.
Howard has now lost eight straight games and currently holds a 2-9 overall record. Morgan State has a 2-7 record, 1-0 against the MEAC.
Howard will next face the University of Central Florida on Dec. 11; Morgan State faces High Point University on Dec. 18.