Morgan State beats Howard 74-69
WASHINGTON (AP)—Reggie Holmes scored 21 points and Morgan State defeated Howard 74-69 on Wednesday night.
The Bears (17-10, 11-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) shot 50 percent in the first half (16 of 32) for a 37-30 lead at the break.
Howard shot 60.7 percent in the second half (17 of 28), but Morgan State picked up two big performances despite being outscored 39-37.
Marquis Kately scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half and Holmes added 10 points in the frame for the Bears, who won their seventh in a row and ninth in their last 10 games.
Kyle Riley led the Bison (7-19, 5-7) with 18 points and five assists. Paul Kirkpatrick chipped in 14 points and Eugene Myatt and Curtis White added 12 each for Howard, which lost its third straight.
Jermaine Bolden added 10 points and seven assists for Morgan State.