Providence quickly runs away from Morgan State, 112-74

November 24, 1990|By Special to The Sun

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Providence College used 15 players and had a dozen scorers in defeating Morgan State, 112-74, in the first round of the Fleet Classic tournament at the Providence Civic Center last night.

Morgan State will play Boston University, an 80-55 loser to Lafayette, in the consolation game tonight.

Providence, with three National Collegiate Athletic Association appearances in the past four years, used its usual up-beat tempo to run away from the Bears, building a 62-28 first-half lead. Morgan shot 29 percent from the field in that span, making 11 of 37 shots.

For the game, sophomore Glen Smith topped the visitors, hitting 10 of 12 from the field for a game-high 25 points. Senior guard Jason McCoy had 10 points, enough to push him to 1,004 for his career.

The Friars, with no one playing more than 23 minutes, had six scorers in double figures, led by senior guard Eric Murdock, the only returning starter from last season's 17-12 team, and Marques Bragg with 14 apiece. Dickey Simpkins, a 6-foot-10, 230-pound freshman from Fort Washington, Md., had nine points and a team-high nine rebounds.

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