Morgan State fends off FAMU 62-59, remains unbeaten in MEAC
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Kyle Thomas matched a career-high with 19 points and Morgan State defeated Florida A&M 62-59 on Tuesday to remain undefeated in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
Morgan State (6-10, 3-0) last started MEAC play 3-0 in the 2013-14 season. The Bears ended the first half on a 22-12 run to lead by 11 and never trailed after that. Phillip Carr scored 16 points with 10 rebounds for the Bears.
Desmond Williams led FAMU (4-12, 2-1) with 16 points; Brendon Myles added 11 and Elijah Mays 10. The Rattlers closed to 53-52 on a Marcus Barham dunk with 1:27 left, but Carr answered with a 3-pointer for Morgan State at the other end and the Bears made six straight free throws.
Mayes scored a layup and Nasir Core made two foul shots for the final score.
Morgan State tops the MEAC with Delaware State and Hampton just behind at 2-0.
Updated January 10, 2017