BALTIMORE (AP) — Jibri Blount grabbed nine rebounds and scored 20 points, including the game-winning shot with 2.2 seconds left, and North Carolina Central beat Morgan State 58-57 on Monday night to win its fifth straight.
Malik Miller’s layup with 14 seconds to play put the Bears up 58-57 before the Eagles called a timeout. Blount made a layup and a 3-pointer at the buzzer by Morgan State’s Troy Baxter Jr. missed.READ MORE: Rededication Planned For Maryland Lynching Memorial
Deven Palmer scored 17 points with six boards for the Eagles (12-12, 8-2 Mideastern Athletic Conference), who held the Bears to 39% shooting from the field (20 of 52). Jordan Perkins made six assists and Evan Clayborne had three blocks.READ MORE: Where Inflation Is Taking A Breather: Your Doctor's Office
Baxter scored 12 points and had three blocks and Miller added 10 points with eight rebounds for Morgan State (13-13, 7-4), which saw its four-game win streak end.
NC Central faces NC A&T on the road next Monday. Morgan State plays Norfolk State on the road on Saturday.MORE NEWS: Virginia County Plans To Rename Lee Highway For Abolitionist
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