Scores

Final

Delaware State 55

(14-16, 10-6 MEAC)

Morgan State 61

(22-9, 14-2 MEAC)

6:00 PM ET, March 14, 2008

PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina

1 2 T
DSU 19 3655
MORG 14 4761

Top Performers

Delaware State: R. Bright 22 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Morgan State: R. Holmes 18 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Stl

Morgan St. 61, Delaware St. 55

Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Reggie Holmes scored 18 points, including 10 of 12 free throws in the final 1:09, to lead Morgan State to 61-55 semifinal victory over Delaware State in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament on Friday.

Top-seeded Morgan State (22-9) will play seventh-seeded Coppin State, the winner of the other semifinal game, in the championship game Saturday.

Morgan State played in the MEAC tournament finals from 1974-78 but only won in 1977. Fourth-seeded Delaware State (14-16) was gunning for its fourth straight championship game and last won the title in 2005.

The Bears overcame a horrible first half where they trailed 19-14 and had more turnovers, 7, than field goals, 4 of 17. The Hornets weren't much better, shooting 7 of 20 from the floor and turning the ball over eight times in the half.

But in the second half, the Bears shot 61.9 percent from the field and took the lead for good at 29-28 with 9:53 left on two free throws by Jerrell Green.

Boubacar Coly added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Bears.

Roy Bright led Delaware State with 22 points. Marcus Neal and Kyle White had 10 apiece.

Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Team Stat Comparison

 
DSU
MORG
Points 55 61
FG Made-Attempted 21-50 (.420) 17-38 (.447)
3P Made-Attempted 4-15 (.267) 3-9 (.333)
FT Made-Attempted 9-16 (.563) 24-30 (.800)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
Largest Lead 10 10

2007-08 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
Feb 4, 2008 @MORG 64, DSU 59Recap
Mar 1, 2008 MORG 39, @DSU 36Recap
» Mar 14, 2008 @MORG 61, DSU 55Recap