Bolden’s baseline jumper lifts Morgan State

MORAGA, Calif. (AP)—Jermaine Bolden hit a 17-footer from the baseline as the final buzzer sounded and Morgan State held off William Jessup 70-68 in the Shamrock Office Solutions Classic on Saturday night.

Bolden finished with 10 points and five assists and Reggie Holmes scored 21 points to lead Morgan State (4-6) in coach Todd Bozeman’s return to the Bay Area. Bozeman is the former California coach from the early 90s who left amid controversy for NCAA violations.

Marquise Kately added 13 points and seven rebounds for the Bears, who overcame 17 turnovers but had a 44-34 rebounding advantage.

Lucas Birchard had 22 points and six boards for William Jessup, while Zack Sowers added 20 points and eight rebounds and Matt Cassell 13 points.

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Updated Saturday, Dec 27, 2008