BALTIMORE — Sophomore forward Damani Applewhite had 18 points and 12 rebounds, while senior guard Patrell Rogers added 15 points, nine rebounds with five assists to help South Carolina State beat Morgan State, 74-59, on Monday night at Hill Field House.
It was the first road win for South Carolina State over Morgan State in Baltimore since 2009.
“Outstanding road win for our guys," S.C. State head coach Murray Garvin said. "It has been a long time since we beat Morgan at their place and the last 48 hours following the Coppin loss, we went into gut check mode and we challenged the guys to 'just do your job'.”
James "J.J." Richardson chipped in 10 points for South Carolina State (8-15, 4-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). The Bulldogs made 47 percent of their shots and hit 17 of 25 free throws.
South Carolina State trailed 33-32 at the break but a breakaway dunk by Richardson gave the Bulldogs a 65-47 lead with less than five minutes to go. The Bears were outscored 42-26 after halftime.
Tiwian Kendley scored 21 points for Morgan State (8-13, 4-4). Phillip Carr had 10 points, on 4-of-15 shooting, and 12 rebounds and Martez Cameron added 11 points with five assists.
The Bears fell to 6-1 at home this season.