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MEAC Tournament - Morgan State Defeats South Carolina State 61-52 - Recap

Morgan State grabbed a 61-52 win over South Carolina State on Monday, behind a 17-point effort from Matthew Hezekiah at Norfolk Scope Arena.

Bettors who backed Morgan State were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 13.

Morgan State got 11 points from Darryl Palmer and another 10 points from Khalif Toombs. Khalif Toombs contributed 3 assists, while Matthew Hezekiah cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.

South Carolina State got 16 points from Anthony Hubbard in a losing cause and another 12 points from Dewayne Jackson. Blake Bozeman contributed 4 assists for them, while Ian Chiles had 7 rebounds.

Morgan State hit the break leading 32-29 before taking care of business in the second half.

South Carolina State had a 36-34 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.