WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Thompson scored 22 points and Morgan State upset top-seeded Bethune-Cookman 61-48 in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference semifinal Friday night.

Morgan State (17-13), the fourth seed, led most of the way, and never trailed by more than two points. Thompson’s layup with 6:08 left in the first half gave the Bears the lead for good at 25-23.

Thompson and Larry Bastfield, who added 15 points, combined to make 15 of 23 shots as Morgan State shot 24 of 44 from the field (54.5 percent) and advanced to Saturday’s championship, with an NCAA tournament automatic bid at stake.

Bethune-Cookman (21-12) struggled. The Wildcats came into the game having won eight straight since Morgan State beat them 65-57 on Feb. 7, but made only 19 of 49 shots (38.8 percent). C.J. Reed, their leading scorer this season at 19.3 points a game, made only 4 of 17 shots, yet led the team with 13 points.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  1. Missy says:

    Congrats Bears!

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Watch & Listen LIVE