Morgan State defeats Bethune-Cookman 48-47

2/8/10 in NCAABB

BALTIMORE -- Troy Smith made two free throws with 37 seconds left and Morgan State overcame Bethune-Cookman 48-47 on Monday night.

The Bears (18-7, 10-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) trailed 42-38 with 4:34 left, before scoring five straight. Smith's three-point play put Morgan State up 43-42 with 2:56 remaining.

The Wildcats (15-9, 6-4) regained the lead, 47-46, on a Jarrell Thomas 3 with 1:02 left.

After Smith's free throws put the Bears up, Bethune-Cookman had two chances for the win.

C.J. Reed missed a jumper with 6 seconds left and Albert Abrahams, who came down with the offensive rebound, missed a layup with 4 seconds left, giving the Bears their eighth-straight win.

The Bears shot 34 percent (16 of 47) from the field and the nation's No. 6 scorer, Reggie Holmes (22.8 points per game), was held to six points.

Reed had 15 points and Thomas 10 for the Wildcats.

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