Morgan St. 83, Manhattan 74

BY foxsports • December 16, 2009

Reggie Holmes scored 28 points and Morgan State held off Manhattan 83-74 on Saturday.

Troy Smith came off the bench to score 15 points, and Kevin Thompson had 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Bears (6-4).

The Bears led 33-28 at halftime and never trailed in the second half. Leading 50-49 with 9:38 to play, the Bears went on a 9-0 run to put the game out of reach, capped by a jumper by Joe Davis for a 59-49 lead with 8:17 to play. The Bears built their largest lead at 78-65 with 1:18 to play on a pair of free throws by Troy Smith.

Morgan State shot 46.2 percent from the field (24 of 52) while the Jaspers shot 37.1 percent (23 of 62).

The Jaspers (5-5), who have lost four of their past five games, were led by Darryl Crawford with 24 points. Lawrence Jolicouer added 15 points, Antoine Pearson had 12, and Rico Pickett and Brandon Adams had 10 each.

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