Morgan State (17-14) vs. North Carolina A&T (18-16) in MEAC Championship

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Mid-Eastern Conference Tourney



1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  North Carolina A&T 28 29 57 +2.5
  Morgan State 28 26 54 -2.5
Sat, Mar 16 2013, 05:00 PM

Norfolk Scope Arena
Norfolk, VA
TV: ESPN U

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Morgan State meets North Carolina A&T in the championship of the MEAC Tournament at Norfolk Scope Arena on Saturday. It gets started at 5 p.m. ET and you can catch it on ESPN U. The Bears beat the Aggies 55-52 on Jan. 26 and are 7-2 against them over the last four years. Morgan State has won eight straight.

In their last outing, behind 17 points and six rebounds from Shaquille Duncan, the Bears defeated Bethune-Cookman 82-71 on Mar. 15. He tallies 7.4 points per game in addition to a team-best 2.2 blocks per game. In an 84-78 victory over Delaware State on Mar. 15, Adrian Powell put up 23 points and nine rebounds for the Aggies. He leads the team in points with 12.5 per game and steals with 1.7 per game. From a tempo-free perspective, North Carolina A&T is strong in free throw rate at 42.8. This is good enough for second in the conference and 26th in the nation.

StatSmack! Morgan State is better than North Carolina A&T
  • Boom! Morgan State defeated North Carolina A&T by 3 points the last time they played (Jan 26, 2013).
  • Ian Chiles is ranked 9th in the MEAC in blocks.
  • Morgan State has more wins over the last 5 years than North Carolina A&T (113 vs. 84).
  • Morgan State is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Morgan State is 77.8 inches compared to 76.8 inches for North Carolina A&T.
NCAT Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Adrian Powell 31 12 5 2 2 0 2
C L. Middleton 31 12 4 2 1 0 3
C Austin Witter 31 6 7 2 1 3 2
C Jean Louisme 27 10 3 2 1 0 2
C- Bruce Beckford 22 8 5 0 1 0 1
D J. Underwood 23 6 2 2 1 0 3
D D. Upchurch 15 4 3 0 0 0 1
D Shaun Stewart 7 2 1 0 0 0 1
D Khalid King 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- Corvon Butler 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- D. Behonh-Tolly 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- R.J. Buck 11 2 1 0 0 0 1
D- Waylan Siverand 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- Lawrence Smith 9 1 1 0 0 0 0
MORGAN Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ DeWayne Jackson 32 14 6 2 2 1 2
C+ Justin Black 33 15 4 3 1 0 3
C Anthony Hubbard 28 11 7 2 1 0 3
C Ian Chiles 22 9 5 1 0 2 1
C- S. Duncan 24 7 4 1 0 2 2
D+ Blake Bozeman 31 6 2 3 1 0 2
D Tauron Bailey 9 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Donte Pretlow 15 2 1 1 1 0 2
D Cedric Blossom 9 2 2 0 0 0 1
D- Thair Heath 6 1 2 0 0 0 1
D- Rasean Simpson 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Daon Riley 2 1 0 0 0 0 0

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MEAC Standings

OverallConf
1 NCCU 28-6 16-1
2 Hampton 18-13 13-4
3 Norfolk State 19-15 11-5
 3Morgan State 15-16 11-5
5 Savannah State 13-19 10-6
6 Florida A&M 14-18 8-8
7 Coppin State 12-20 7-9
8 Delaware State 9-21 5-11
8 SCSU 9-21 5-11
8 NCAT 9-23 5-11
8 Howard 8-25 5-11
8 Bethune-Cookman 7-25 5-11
13 UMES 6-24 4-12
Last updated: Apr 10th, 2014

2013-2014 Roster

#5 Justin Black Sr G 6-2 220
#34 Cedric Blossom So F 6-6 225
#22 Blake Bozeman Jr G 6-2 170
#2 T. Childs-Harris Fr G 6-4 185
#50 Ian Chiles Sr C 7-2 260
#44 S. Duncan Jr F 6-9 208
#12 Thair Heath Sr F 6-9 230
#11 Anthony Hubbard Sr G 6-5 230
#33 H. Manning Jr F 6-8 240
#10 Emmanuel Matey Fr G 5-11 190
#1 Donte Pretlow So G 6-0 185
#3 Rasean Simpson So G 6-5 190
#21 Kyle Thomas Fr F 6-6 200
#42 W. Turnipseed So F 6-9 190