S. Carolina St. 71, Morgan St. 68

Jason Flagler scored 24 points and South Carolina State defeated

Morgan State 71-68 on Monday night.

The loss ended two 11-game streaks for Morgan State – overall

wins and home wins.

Khalif Toombs and Darnell Porter each added 11 points for the

Bulldogs (14-9, 8-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), who have won

six of their past seven games. The win avenged a 72-67 loss to

Morgan State on Jan. 16 as the Bulldogs remained a game behind

Delaware State for second in the conference.

Leading 53-52, the Bulldogs went on an 11-0 run to grab a 64-52

lead with 6:49 to play after a free throw by Porter. The Bears

would get no closer than three points the rest of the way and a

3-pointer to tie the game with 3 seconds remaining by Troy Smith

was off the mark.

Reggie Holmes scored 17 points, Joe Davis added 13 and Kevin

Thompson had 11 for the Bears (19-8, 10-1).