BALTIMORE (AP) — Justin Black scored 17 points and led five teammates in double-figures as Morgan State won its conference home opener against Howard University 87-58 on Saturday.

Howard (2-9, 0-1) and Morgan State opened Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference play and also celebrated their 101st meeting. The Bears and the Bison have split the last two meetings.

Morgan State (2-7, 1-0), who was tabbed preseason as a second-place finisher in the MEAC, led 37-29 at the break.

Black, the Bears leading scorer (17.8 ppg) accented a second half 48-32 lead with a steal and a two-handed slam at 16:59 and then scored on another dunk two minutes later to go up 53-35.

Howard, a loser of eight straight games could not match the pace set by Morgan State and trailed by as much as 29 leading up to the buzzer.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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