Junior swingman Justin Black bounced back from a poor performance and sophomore forward Shaquille Duncan had a solid game off the bench, leading Morgan State to a 76-60 victory over South Carolina State in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game Saturday night at Hill Field House.
Black, who was held to 11 points on 5-for-19 shooting against Saint Joseph's, had a team-high 17 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals. Junior center Ian Chiles had 14 points and eight rebounds, while Duncan had 10 points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots for Morgan State (4-8, 1-0 MEAC), which ended a five-game losing streak.
Khalif Toombs had a game-high 19 points for South Carolina State (4-11, 0-2), which has lost eight in a row and 10 of 11.
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Coppin State held a 25-18 lead in the first half, but it took Savannah State just two minutes to erase the lead.
The Tigers opened the second half on a 17-2 run to take a 35-27 lead with 14:22 to play.
Vermont 68, UMBC 53: Clancy Rugg scored a career-high 19 points to lead the host Catamounts (10-6) past the Retrievers (3-14).
Rugg's points came on 6-for-8 shooting on a day in which Vermont again struggled from the field early. The Catamounts shot 22-for-50 from the field (44 percent) but made just three of 13 3-pointers.
Lafayette 64, Navy 47: The Leopards (8-10, 1-0 Patriot League) earned their third straight win overall and sixth straight at home, holding off the Midshipmen (6-11, 0-1).
Seth Hinrichs led Lafayette with 22 points, while Tony Johnson and Joey Ptasinski each added 14. The three combined to make 20 of the team's 24 shots.
Brandon Venturini's 23 points (21 on 3-pointers), led Navy, which opened the game by scoring 10 of the first 14 points.
LIU Brooklyn 86, Mount St. Mary's 72: Rashad Whack scored 18 points, but visiting Mount fell.
Trailing by 12 midway through the second half, the Mount (6-9, 1-3 Northeast Conference) went on a 10-2 run to cut the deficit to 60-56. Xavier Owens and Whack each hit a 3-pointer with Shivaughn Wiggins capping the run with a pair of free throws and a layup in transition.
The Blackbirds (6-10, 1-3) responded, pushing the advantage to73-61 with 5:43 left behind five consecutive points from C.J. Garner.
LIU was able to hold the lead for the victory.
Norfolk State 63, UMES 58: The visiting Spartans remained unbeaten in the MEAC.
Malcolm Hawkins scored 14 points but made just three of 11 field-goal attempts for Norfolk State (8-10, 3-0), which has won its past two games.
Kevin Mays had 27 points and 10 rebounds for UMES (0-13, 0-2).
Shaw 92, Bowie State 90: Latrail McCoy made the game-winning 3-pointer with two seconds left to lift the host Bears (6-8, 2-3 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) over the Bulldogs (6-8, 2-3).
Down by 19 points, Bowie came back in 14 minutes. Byron Westmorland (Mervo) had 23 points for Bowie.