Morgan falls short in OT

February 03, 1994|By From Staff Reports

HARRISONBURG, VA — HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Clayton Ritter scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Louis Rowe made the offensive and defensive plays when they counted last night, as James Madison defeated Morgan State, 80-78, in overtime.

With a second left in regulation and the score tied, Morgan State's Terrence Wright stole the ball and appeared headed for the winning basket, but Rowe blocked the shot to force OT.

In overtime, James Madison (13-5) trailed 76-73 after Wright's layup with 3:07 remaining. Rowe hit two free throws and Kent Culuko finished off a fast break to put the Dukes ahead 77-76 with 2:09 left.

Charles Lott then added a layup for a 79-76 lead with 17 seconds left.

With two seconds left, the Golden Bears turned the ball over on a travel and never got a final shot.

Wright led Morgan State with 16 points, Gerald Jordan had 14, Langston and Terrense Hunter 12, and Zellous 11.

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