Morgan State Snowed Under At Minnesota


Mount St. Mary's Held To 38 Points, Its Fewest In A Game Since 1950

December 09, 2009|By From Sun staff and news services

Reggie Holmes scored a game-high 26 points and Kevin Thompson added 17, but the Morgan State men's basketball team fell to host Minnesota, 94-64, Tuesday.

Minnesota (6-3), which scored the first 18 points of the game, remains undefeated at home.

Morgan State's bus was stuck in traffic because of snowy conditions, and the Bears (5-4) took the floor with less than 40 minutes before the opening tipoff at Williams Arena.

They missed their first 10 shots and had six turnovers in the first seven minutes.

"We didn't get any good shots when we started the game off, kind of got in a hole there and it was tough to get out of that," coach Todd Bozeman said.

The second half was a parade to the free-throw line for both teams. Minnesota had 39 free throws in the final 20 minutes while the Bears had 20 attempts.

"We've been down in the beginning like that," Holmes said. "Boze was just talking about he was expecting us to fight back, but it was too late."

Blake Hoffarber led the Golden Gophers in scoring for the second consecutive game, finishing with 18 points on 8-for-11 shooting.

Old Dominion 64, Mount St. Mary's 38: : The host Monarchs (6-3) held the Mount (3-6) to the fewest points since the school moved to NCAA Division I in 1988-89 and the fewest since a 57-37 loss to Loyola on Feb. 10, 1950.

Mount St. Mary's was in the game early, trailing 9-8 after a basket by Jean Cajou with 14:05 left in the first half, but was held without a field goal for the next 9:56 and fell behind 24-10. They shot 15-for-51 from the field (29.4 percent) and committed 18 turnovers.

Cajou paced the Mount with 13 points and four rebounds.

Penn State 58, UMBC 42: : The host Nittany Lions (6-3) put together a 20-3 run over 10 minutes that spanned both halves to lead the win over the Retrievers (0-8).

Chris De La Rosa and Brian Neller each scored 10 points to lead UMBC.


Arkansas 72, Coppin State 51: : The Eagles (2-5) led the entire first half before the host Razorbacks (6-2) rallied for the win.

Arkansas took the lead, 31-29, on two foul shots with 17:42 left and never surrendered the lead again.

Crystal Whittington led Coppin with 16 points, and C'eira Ricketts had a game-high 17 for the Razorbacks.

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