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Bozeman continues to deliver consistency for Morgan hoops program

Posted on 21 January 2014 by WNST Staff

Bozeman Basketball Program Consistency

When the word consistency is brought up in regards to Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference basketball, Todd Bozeman and his Morgan State men’s basketball program certainly comes to mind immediately and for a good reason.

The Bears have participated in five of the last seven MEAC Tournament championships, captured back-to-back MEAC Titles, and made appearances in the NIT and two NCAA Tournaments.

It’s not just the March success that indicates Morgan State is a consistent program. The Bears have been among the Top Five ranked teams in the MEAC standings for five of the past seven years, including three MEAC regular season titles and a pair of MEAC championships in that span. It’s truly a remarkable statistic considering the turnover that occurs every season.

In fact, from 2006-present Todd Bozeman has compiled a 134-110 (.549) record after 244 games at Morgan State. That winning mean is the second highest among 15 head coaches in the history of the Morgan State men’s basketball program, and as far as historical value, Bozeman is the school’s all-time winningest Division I head coach – hands down.

Bozeman has also been tremendous in conference play where he has led his Bears to a tremendous 81-35 (.698 pct) conference mark, and has been named the MEAC Coach of Year twice, and has also been honored as the Hugh Durham Mid-Major Coach of the Year.

Current overseas rosters are also littered with Bozeman players of the past seven years, including the likes of Joe Davis, Kevin Thompson and the school’s all-time leading scorer Reggie Holmes.

There is no question that Todd Bozeman has turned Morgan State’s program that was the perennial doormat of the league into one of the premier teams in the MEAC. One day his name will surely be in the rafters of Hill Field House, along with a few of the standouts from his championship teams.

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Morgan goes for weekend road sweep Monday night at Hampton

Posted on 19 January 2014 by WNST Staff

HAMPTON, Va. – The Hampton University men’s basketball team will look to get back into the win column on Monday, as the Pirates square off against Morgan State at the HU Convocation Center at 8 p.m.

The Pirates (8-9, 3-1 MEAC) dropped their first conference game of the season on Saturday, falling 71-68 to Coppin State despite holding a lead with less than three minutes to go. Senior forward Du’Vaughn Maxwell (Manhattan, N.Y.) led the Pirates with 16 points – on 6-for-6 shooting – while senior guard Ramon Mercado (Hollywood, Fla.) came off the bench to add 12 points on the strength of 4-for-4 shooting from behind the arc.

Junior center Emmanuel Okoroba (Garland, Texas) added 11 points, and sophomore forward Jervon Pressley (Charlotte, N.C.) grabbed a team-high nine rebounds. The Pirates shot 54.5 percent from the floor.

Morgan State (5-10, 3-0 MEAC) picked up its second straight win Saturday night, defeating MEAC preseason favorite Norfolk State 87-70 in the Spartans’ home gym. The Bears were picked to finish second in the conference this season, their eighth under head coach Todd Bozeman.

Senior guard Justin Black leads the team in scoring, averaging 18.4 points per game, while redshirt-senior center Ian Chiles is averaging 14.8 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. Senior guard Anthony Hubbard, on top of averaging 11.6 points per game, is pulling down a team-high 6.5 rebounds per contest.

Hampton is 23-12 all-time against Morgan State, and the Pirates have won four of the last six meetings – including a split of last season’s meetings. Morgan State beat the Pirates at the Convocation Center 80-78 last season, before the Pirates returned the favor in Baltimore, Md. with a 64-62 win.

The Pirates are 10-4 against Morgan State at home.

The Pirates are 211-127 all-time as a Div. I program (since 1995) against teams currently in the MEAC, including an 11-5 mark in the conference last season. The Pirates are 3-1 in the MEAC this season after falling to Coppin State on Saturday.

The Pirates went 7-8 at the HU Convocation Center last season, even though they won three of their last five home contests. During Edward Joyner Jr.’s career as a head coach, Hampton is 32-24 overall in the Convocation Center, and the Pirates won their home debut on Nov. 9, defeating William & Mary 77-69, before falling 90-79 to Delaware on Nov. 17.

The Pirates won their first conference home game of the season on Dec. 7, beating Florida A&M 72-62, before beating Bethune-Cookman 85-52 on Dec. 9. Hampton also won home games on Dec. 29 and Jan. 4, a double-overtime 101-95 victory over Winthrop and an 87-60 win over Radford, before falling 71-68 to Coppin State on Saturday.

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Morgan opens road trip Saturday at Norfolk State

Posted on 17 January 2014 by WNST Staff

Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014
Opponent: Norfolk State Spartans (10-7, 4-0 MEAC)
Site: Echols Hall, Norfolk, Va.
Game Time: 6:00 p.m. EST
MSU Coach: Todd Bozeman (132-110 – 8th yr)

BALTIMORE, Md. —  Morgan State returns to the road this weekend for the start of a four-game road swing starting with Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) contests at Norfolk State and Hampton. The Bears will face the Spartans, who sit atop the conference standings, on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. in Echols Hall, before heading to Hampton, Va. to square-off against the Pirates on Monday, Jan. 20 at 8 p.m.  Both games will also be broadcast online by WEAA, 88.9 FM (weaa.com).

SCOUTING THE SPARTANS
The Spartans welcomed back 11 veterans, including four starters, from a squad that posted a 21-12 overall record, captured the MEAC regular season championship and lost to the Virginia Cavaliers in the NIT First Round. Pendarvis Williams, the reigning MEAC Player of the Year, is one of four Spartans averaging double-figures. The senior is averaging 15.8 ppg, followed by Malcolm Hawkins (16.8), Rashid Gaston (12.3) and Brandon Goode (11.3). Robert Jones enters his first season as the Spartans’ interim head coach where he currently holds a 10-7 record. Jamel Fuentes scored 14 points to lead Norfolk State past Delaware State 58-56 in a back-and-forth battle on Mon. Jan. 13 . The Spartans ran their regular season conference winning streak to 23 games, the longest such run in the country. NSU’s last conference loss came against Delaware State on Feb. 15, 2012.

SERIES RECORD VS NORFOLK STATE

The Spartans lead the all-time series against Morgan State by a commanding 30-13 margin … Norfolk State has defeated the Bears in the last six meetings dating back to 2010 … The last time MSU beat the Spartans was during an 88-82 double overtime win at Hill Field House … Todd Bozeman has a 9-3 record against the Spartans as Morgan State’s head coach.

MSU’S LAST TIME OUT VS. NSU
February 5, 2013 – Pendarvis Williams had a game-high 22 points to lift Norfolk State past the Bears 64-59 at Hill Field House. Brandon Goode added 12 points for the Spartans who captured their eighth consecutive win to improve to 14-10 (9-0 MEAC). Morgan State (6-13, 3-5) missed a pair of 3-pointers and had a turnover in the final 21 seconds, while the Spartans converted three free throws to ensure the victory. DeWayne Jackson led the Bears with 18 points, while Anthony Hubbard had a double-double with 12 points and a game-high 13 rebounds.

BEARS GO 1-2 AT PARADISE JAM
Morgan State particiapted in the 2013 Ezybonds Global Payments U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam. The Bears fell to La Salle in the first round of the by a 78-59 margin (11/22), followed by a 75-66 loss against Vanderbilt (11/23). MSU wrapped up the tournament by posting a 74-67 victory against Marist (11/25) to finish in 7th place.

MORGAN STATE TABBED SECOND IN PRESEASON POLL
Morgan State was picked to finish second in the 2013-14 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference men’s basketball preseason poll behind defending regular season champion Norfolk State.

BLACK, CHILES AND HUBBARD EARN PRESEASON HONORS
Morgan State senior Justin Black was selected to the Preseason All-MEAC First Team by the conference head coaches and sports information directors. Redshirt-senior center Ian Chiles was selected to the Second Team and Anthony Hubbard to the Third Team.

BOZEMAN LOOKS FOR ANOTHER 20-WIN SEASON
For three of the last seven seasons, all as head coach, Todd Bozeman has guided teams to at least 20 victories. Bozeman set the Morgan State record for consecutive 20-win campaigns in 2007-08 with a 22-11 record and extended it with a 23-12 campaign in 2008-09, followed by a Division I school record 27-11 record in 2009-10. The previous record was back-to-back 20-win seasons under coach Nathaniel Frazier when he guided the Bears to a 20-8 record in 1972-73, followed by 28-5 in 1973-74.

BLACK A MEMBER OF THE 1,000 POINTS CLUB
Senior guard Justin Black eclipsed the 1,000 point mark for his career as a result of his 24-point outing against Cal State NorthrIdge (12/27) … Black currently has 1,052 career points.

TOUGH IN THE PAINT
Thair HeathIan Chiles and Cedric Blossom are shooting better than .500 from the field this year. Thru the first 14 games Heath is shooting 64.7 pct, Chiles is shooting 57.8 pct., while front court teammate Blossom is shooting 54.4 pct. from the floor.

THIEVES IN THE NIGHT
Three Bears are averaging better than 1.0 steals per game - Justin Black (2.2 – ranks No. 2 in the MEAC), Donte Pretlow (2.0 – No. 4) and Anthony Hubbard (1.1). Morgan State also leads the MEAC by averaging 7.9 steals per game.

CHILES NAMED “BEST OF 2013″ BY COLLEGE HOOPS DAILY
MSU redshirt senior center Ian Chiles was selected to the “Best of 2013″ All-MEAC Team by CollegeHoopsDaily.com. The website picked the top five players in each conference that stood out during the non-conference slate (click here for the entire team). Chiles finished non-conference action with 15 points per game, 5.4 rebounds per game and 2.9 blocks per game. The Cliffside Park, N.J. native also finished non-conference action by shooting 56 percent from the field.

HOMECOMING
Morgan State has three players on the roster from California. Thair Heath and Hassante Manning are both from Los Angeles, while Rasean Simpson is from San Diego.

WORKING OVERTIME
The Morgan State Bears are 1-0 in overtime games this season…On Nov. 25 vs. Marist, the Bears posted a 74-67 overtime victory in the consolation round of the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam.

HUBBARD SEEING TRIPLE D
Anthony Hubbard has recently recorded back-to-back games with double-doubles. On Dec. 27 at Cal State Northridge with 13 points and 11 rebounds, followed by 15 points and 11 boards at UC Irvine on Dec. 29, and most recently a 13 points and 12 boards performance on Jan. 11 versus South Carolina State.

UP NEXT
After Norfolk State, the Bears will take on the Hampton Pirates on Monday night at the HU Convocation Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m.

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Morgan plays first game of 2014 Saturday against SC State

Posted on 10 January 2014 by WNST Staff

Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014
Opponent: South Carolina State Bulldogs (5-9, 1-0 MEAC)
Site: Hill Field House, Baltimore, Md.
Game Time: 4:00 p.m. EST
MSU Coach: Todd Bozeman (131-110 – 8th yr)

BALTIMORE, Md. —  Morgan State (3-10, 1-0) begins the calendar year when they host Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opponent South Carolina State on Saturday. The Bears will enter the contest attempting to snap a three-game losing skid. Saturday afternoon’s contest will mark the 72nd basketball meeting between the teams. MSU has won six straight against the Bulldogs since 2010. The Bears are attempting to win its first two league game for the first time since the 2010-11 season.

SCOUTING THE BULLDOGS
The Bulldogs welcomed back seven veterans, including four starters, from a squad that posted a 6-24 overall record and went 2-14 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Matthew Hezekiah lis the only ‘Dawg averaging in double-figures by leading SCSU averaging 12.9 ppg. Hezekiah is also shooting 57 percent (72-125) from the field.  Darryl Palmer leads SCSU on the boards (6.5 rpg) and is averaging 1.5 blocks per contest with 7.8 points per contest. Jalen White runs the show for SCSU from his point guard position where he’s averaging 5.4 ppg and is dishing out 2.4 assists per game. Murray Garvin (Eastern Kentucky, ’98) enters his first season as SCSU’s head men’s basketball coach. South Carolina State posted their first conference win of the season with an, 78-71, victory over Maryland-Eastern Shore Wednesday at Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center. Senior forward Matthew Hezekiah led the way for the Bulldogs recording his first double-double of the season with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while senior guard Adama “Louis” Adams and freshman Jalen White tossed in 14 each in the win.

MSU’S LAST TIME OUT VS. SCSU
bench to score 16 points and Morgan State pulled away in the second half to defeat South Carolina State 61-52 in the first round of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament.Hubbard scored 11 points in a span of just under 7 minutes midway through the first half to rally the fifth-seeded Bears (15-14). South Carolina State (6-24) went cold after scoring the game’s first 12 points and leading 32-29 at halftime. The 12th-seeded Bulldogs shot 25.7 percent (8 of 31) in the second half, including 1 of 13 from 3-point range after making 4 of 6 first-half 3-pointers. DeWayne Jackson scored 12 points for Morgan State to move into fifth place on the Bears’ career scoring list with 1,549 points. Matthew Hezekiah paced SCSU with 17 points and 10 rebounds.

BEARS GO 1-2 AT PARADISE JAM
Morgan State particiapted in the 2013 Ezybonds Global Payments U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam. The Bears fell to La Salle in the first round of the by a 78-59 margin (11/22), followed by a 75-66 loss against Vanderbilt (11/23). MSU wrapped up the tournament by posting a 74-67 victory against Marist (11/25) to finish in 7th place.

MORGAN STATE TABBED SECOND IN PRESEASON POLL
Morgan State was picked to finish second in the 2013-14 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference men’s basketball preseason poll behind defending regular season champion Norfolk State.

BLACK, CHILES AND HUBBARD EARN PRESEASON HONORS
Morgan State senior Justin Black was selected to the Preseason All-MEAC First Team by the conference head coaches and sports information directors. Redshirt-senior center Ian Chiles was selected to the Second Team and Anthony Hubbard to the Third Team.

BOZEMAN LOOKS FOR ANOTHER 20-WIN SEASON
For three of the last seven seasons, all as head coach, Todd Bozeman has guided teams to at least 20 victories. Bozeman set the Morgan State record for consecutive 20-win campaigns in 2007-08 with a 22-11 record and extended it with a 23-12 campaign in 2008-09, followed by a Division I school record 27-11 record in 2009-10. The previous record was back-to-back 20-win seasons under coach Nathaniel Frazier when he guided the Bears to a 20-8 record in 1972-73, followed by 28-5 in 1973-74.

BLACK A MEMBER OF THE 1,000 POINTS CLUB
Senior guard Justin Black eclipsed the 1,000 point mark for his career as a result of his 24-point outing against Cal State NorthrIdge (12/27) … Black currently has 1,045 career points.

TOUGH IN THE PAINT
Thair HeathIan Chiles and Cedric Blossom are shooting better than .500 from the field this year. Thru the first 13 games Heath is shooting 66.7 pct, Chiles is shooting 57.4 pct., while front court teammate Blossom is shooting 54.4 pct. from the floor.

PERFECT STROKE
On Dec. 27 at Cal State Northridge, Blake Bozeman went 5-10 from downtown on his way to scoring a season-high 15 points. Bozeman’s five three-pointers was the most by a Bear so far this season. The junior guard has connected on 21-of-62 three-pointers (.339 pct; No. 15 in MEAC).

CHILES NAMED “BEST OF 2013″ BY COLLEGE HOOPS DAILY
MSU redshirt senior center Ian Chiles was selected to the “Best of 2013″ All-MEAC Team by CollegeHoopsDaily.com. The website picked the top five players in each conference that stood out during the non-conference slate (click here for the entire team). Chiles finished non-conference action with 15 points per game, 5.4 rebounds per game and 2.9 blocks per game. The Cliffside Park, N.J. native also finished non-conference action by shooting 56 percent from the field.

HOMECOMING
Morgan State has three players on the roster from California. Thair Heath and Hassante Manning are both from Los Angeles, while Rasean Simpson is from San Diego.

WORKING OVERTIME
The Morgan State Bears are 1-0 in overtime games this season…On Nov. 25 vs. Marist, the Bears posted a 74-67 overtime victory in the consolation round of the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam.

HUBBARD SEEING DOUBLE
Anthony Hubbard has recently recorded back-to-back games with double-doubles. On Dec. 27 at Cal State Northridge with 13 points and 11 rebounds, followed by a 15 points and 11 boards effort at UC Irvine on Dec. 29.

UP NEXT
After SCSU, the Bears will hit the road for the next four games starting with a matchup against Norfolk State on Jan. 18 in Norfolk, Va.

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Hull brings experience molding NFL players to Morgan State

Posted on 09 January 2014 by WNST Staff

BALTIMORE, Md. – Lee Hull was introduced by Morgan State University Athletics Director Floyd Kerr as the new head football coach of the Morgan State Bears on January 9th.  Hull has been the assistant coach at Maryland since 2008, and has built an impressive coaching resume.

Hull, 48, becomes the 19th head football coach in Morgan State history.

Hull comes to MSU after spending the past six seasons (2008-13) with the University of Maryland as wide receivers coach. During his time there he helped coach Darrius Heyward-Bey (Indianapolis Colts) and Torrey Smith (Baltimore Ravens) to first and second round NFL Draft selections, respectively, as well as building one of the most talented receiving corps in the ACC this season.

Hull also helped developed LaQuan Williams (Baltimore Ravens), Tony Logan (New England Patriots) and Quintin McCree (Winnipeg Blue Bombers) who went on to careers in professional football after leaving College Park.

Hull also has experience coaching other positions. He tutored running backs his first two seasons at Oregon State and wide receivers the last three. He coached three OSU All-Americans, including a pair of wideouts, and was a part of four bowl wins.

In 2006, he coached Sammie Stroughter to All-America status in one of Oregon State’s best seasons. The Beavers posted a 10-4 record, second-best in school history, including a win over Missouri in the Sun Bowl. That season, Stroughter led the Pac-10 Conference and ranked 10th in the country in receiving yards per game (92.4).

Stroughter was on the watch list for the 2007 Biletnikoff Award, which honors the top receiver in the nation. He went on to be selected in the 2009 NFL Draft by Tampa Bay.

In Hull’s first season in charge of OSU wide receivers, Mike Hass ended his stellar career as a first-team All-America selection and the winner of the 2005 Biletnikoff Award. Hass posted the third-highest receiving yards total (3,924) in league history. He is currently a member of the Seattle Seahawks.

Hull also coached current St. Louis Rams’ running back Steven Jackson during the
2003 season. Jackson was a first-team All-Pac-10 and third-team All-America choice as a junior, his final season at OSU. He was a first-round draft choice in the 2004 NFL Draft.

Prior to his five seasons at Oregon State, Hull spent five years (1998-2002) at his alma mater, the College of the Holy Cross. He coached linebackers for one season before becoming wide receivers coach, as well as overseeing the kickoff coverage and kickoff return units. He also went on to become the passing game coordinator.

Hull was a standout wide receiver at Holy Cross from 1984-87, playing under former Maryland coach Mark Duffner his final two seasons. The Crusaders posted a 21-1 record his last two years and were ranked No. 1 in Division I-AA in 1987. Holy Cross also won the Colonial League title and the Lambert Cup that season. He was a preseason All-America choice as a junior.

He went on to play professionally with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL. Hull spent 1990-92 with Winnipeg where he was coached by Mike Riley in his first season. Riley was the head coach at Oregon State during Hull’s five-year tenure. The Blue Bombers won the 1990 Grey Cup. He also played for Toronto in 1992.

Hull was also a free-agent signee of the New England Patriots in 1998.

Prior to joining Holy Cross, he coached at the prep level in Massachusetts for five years. He was offensive coordinator at South High School in Worcester, Mass., for three years (1992-94) and the passing game coordinator at Auburn High School in 1995. He returned to South High in 1996 as head coach.

During his coaching career, Hull has participated in a number of internships. In 1999 he interned in the CFL. In 2000 and 2001 he took part in the NFL’s Minority Internship Program. In addition, he attended the 2007 Minority Coaches Forum in Chandler, Ariz.

Hull earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Holy Cross in 1988 and a master’s in secondary education from Worcester State in 1995.

He had a stellar high school career as both a football player and track performer.

A native of Vineland, N.J., Hull lettered twice as a wide receiver for Vineland High School. He was selected All-Cape League, first-team All-South Jersey, first-team All-New Jersey Group-4, honorable mention all-state and the Vineland Student-Athlete of the Year. He was a long jumper and ran the 400 meters.

Hull and his wife, Stacey, have two sons, Alexander and Jordan, and one daughter, Laila.

The Hull File

Coaching Experience

Maryland
2008-13.: Assistant Coach – Wide Receivers

Oregon State
2003-04: Assistant Coach – Running Backs
2005-07: Assistant Coach – Wide Receivers

Holy Cross
2000-02: Assistant Coach – Wide Receivers/Passing Game Coord./Kickoff Return
1999: Assistant Coach – Wide Receivers/Kickoff Coverage
1998: Assistant Coach – Linebackers

San Diego Chargers
2000-01: Internship

Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1999: Volunteer Assistant Coach

South (Worcester, Mass.) High School
1996-97: Head Coach
1992-94: Assistant Coach – Offensive Coordinator

Auburn (Mass.) High School
1995: Assistant Coach – Passing Game Coordinator

Playing Experience
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1990-92: Wide Receiver

Toronto Argonauts
1992: Wide Receiver

Holy Cross
1984-87: Wide Receiver

Recruiting Areas
• Primary: South Jersey, Delaware, Cincinnati and Detroit
• Secondary: Michigan
• Local: Carroll County

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

Posted on 07 January 2014 by Glenn Clark

Honorable Mention: Women’s College Basketball-Wake Forest @ Maryland (Thursday 7pm Comcast Center); Boxing: Arash Usmanee vs. Juan Antonio Rodriguez (Friday 9pm from Tacoma, WA live on ESPN2)

10. Jimmie’s Chicken Shack (Friday 9pm Rams Head Live); Dirty Dozen Brass Band (Thursday 8pm Rams Head on Stage); Cracker (Saturday 6pm 9:30 Club); Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder (Friday & Saturday 7:30pm Birchmere); Peter Gabriel “Scratch My Back & I’ll Scratch Yours” available in stores/on iTunes (Tuesday)

JCS is celebrating the 15th anniversary of one of the most important records OF MY LIFE.

I would like to go see Dirty Dozen Brass Band, yes, thanks for asking.

Cracker does that one song you kinda remember.

And now here’s Ricky Skaggs.

9. Blue Man Group (Friday-Sunday France-Merrick Performing Arts Center at The Hippodrome); Jim Gaffigan (Friday & Saturday 7pm & 9:30pm Warner Theatre); Rob Schneider (Thursday-Sunday DC Improv); “Archer” season five premiere (Monday 10pm FX); Lone Survivor“, “Her” and “August: Osage County” out in theaters (Friday); Baltimore County Restaurant Week (Friday-Monday throughout Baltimore County)

Obviously the only thing that matters this week is the return of Archer. Enjoy the next eight minutes of your life. They won’t get better.

Also, this is great.

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Morgan wraps West Coast trip Thursday at UC Irvine

Posted on 01 January 2014 by WNST Staff

Bears Start the New Year against UC Irvine on Thursday Night

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2014
Opponent: Univ. California at Irvine (7-7, 0-0 Big West)
Site: Bren Events Center, Irvine, Calif.
Game Time: 7:30 p.m. PST
MSU Coach: Todd Bozeman (131-109 – 8th yr)

BALTIMORE, Md. —  Morgan State (3-9) continues the 2013-14 campaign at UC Irvine on Thursday as the Bears wrap-up a three-game west coast swing. The Bears will enter the contest attempting to bounce back from a 97-76 loss Sunday night at #10/12 Oregon. Thursday night’s contest will mark the first basketball meeting between the teams.

SCOUTING THE ‘EATERS
The ‘Eaters welcomed back eight veterans, including four starters, from a squad that posted a 21-16 overall record and went 11-7 in the Big West. Will Davis II leads the UCI by averaging 12.1 ppg and is shooting 60 percent (70-115) from the field.  Davis also leads the Anteaters on the boards (7.2 rpg) and is averaging 1.2 blocks per contest. Other ‘Eaters averaging double-figures are Luke Nelson (12.0 ppg) and Chris McNealy (11.9 ppg). Alex Young runs the show for UCI from his point guard position where he’s averaging 9.4 ppg and is dishing out 4 assists per game. Russell Turner (Hampden-Sydney, ’92) enters his fourth season as UC Irvine’s head men’s basketball coach and currently holds a 53-62 record. UC Irvine’s late rally came up short as the Anteaters fell to Arizona State, 74-61, in Tempe Saturday. Will Davis II and 7-6 freshman center Mamadou Ndiaye each recorded a double-double for UCI. Davis had 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting and added 10 rebounds for his second double-double of the season and eighth of his career.  Ndiaye registered his first double-double with 12 points (5-of-8 shooting) and 12 rebounds, plus he added four blocked shots, giving him 49 on the season

MSU’S LAST TIME OUT
Dec. 29, 2013 — Joseph Young scored 24 points and No. 12 Oregon continued its best start in eight seasons with a 97-76 victory against Morgan State on Sunday. Richard Amardi had a season-high 16 points in his first start of the season, and Damyean Dotson scored 15 points for the Ducks (12-0), who are off to their best start since going 13-0 in 2006-07. Justin Black scored 22 points for the Bears (3-9), and Anthony Hubbard added 15. Ian Chiles added 13 points and recorded five blocked shots.The Ducks got there with a balanced and efficient scoring attack. Six players scored seven or more points and Oregon shot 54 percent from the field overall, 7 for 15 from 3-point range and 22 for 26 from the free throw line. Young, who had three 3-pointers, was 9 for 13 from the field and Amardi made all but one of his nine shots. They Ducks led 54-30 at halftime behind 17 points from Young and 12 from Amardi.

BEARS GO 1-2 AT PARADISE JAM
Morgan State particiapted in the 2013 Ezybonds Global Payments U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam. The Bears fell to La Salle in the first round of the by a 78-59 margin (11/22), followed by a 75-66 loss against Vanderbilt (11/23). MSU wrapped up the tournament by posting a 74-67 victory against Marist (11/25) to finish in 7th place.

MORGAN STATE TABBED SECOND IN PRESEASON POLL
Morgan State was picked to finish second in the 2013-14 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference men’s basketball preseason poll behind defending regular season champion Norfolk State.

BLACK, CHILES AND HUBBARD EARN PRESEASON HONORS
Morgan State senior Justin Black was selected to the Preseason All-MEAC First Team by the conference head coaches and sports information directors. Redshirt-senior center Ian Chiles was selected to the Second Team and Anthony Hubbard to the Third Team.

BOZEMAN LOOKS FOR ANOTHER 20-WIN SEASON
For three of the last seven seasons, all as head coach, Todd Bozeman has guided teams to at least 20 victories. Bozeman set the Morgan State record for consecutive 20-win campaigns in 2007-08 with a 22-11 record and extended it with a 23-12 campaign in 2008-09, followed by a Division I school record 27-11 record in 2009-10. The previous record was back-to-back 20-win seasons under coach Nathaniel Frazier when he guided the Bears to a 20-8 record in 1972-73, followed by 28-5 in 1973-74.

BLACK MOVING IN ON 1,000 POINTS
Senior guard Justin Black recently eclipsed the 1,000 point mark for his career as a result of his 24-point outing against Cal State Northridge (12/27) … the senior currently has 1,028 career points.

TOUGH IN THE PAINT
Ian Chiles and Cedric Blossom are both shooting better than .500 from the field this year. Thru the first 12 games Chiles is shooting 56.9 pct., while front court teammate Blossom is shooting .547 from the floor.

CHILES STANDS TALL 
Redshirt senior Ian Chiles returns as one of the tallest centers in the state of Maryland. The 7-foot-2 senior averaged 9.3 ppg, 5.2 rpg, and 1.7 bpg last season. The New Jersey native was also one of the most efficient low-post players in the league by shooting 53.5 percent from the field. “Big Slew” used the offseason to improve his strength and conditioning and is expected to be among the most dominant post players in the league. “Slew” is currently averaging 14.4 ppg and 5.8 rpg.

HOMECOMING
Morgan State has three players on the roster from California. Thair Heath and Hassante Manning are both from Los Angeles, while Rasean Simpson is from San Diego.

WORKING OVERTIME
The Morgan State Bears are 1-0 in overtime games this season…On Nov. 25 vs. Marist, the Bears posted a 74-67 overtime victory in the consolation round of the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam.

HUBBARD SEEING DOUBLE
Anthony Hubbard recorded the first double-double of the season on Dec. 27 at Cal State Northridge with 13 points and 11 rebounds.

UP NEXT
After UCI, the Bears will host conference opponent South Carolina State on Jan. 11 at Hill Field House.

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Morgan’s Chiles, Black recognized by MEAC

Posted on 30 December 2013 by WNST Staff

Du’Vaughn Maxwell of Hampton was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday.  Lawrence Cooks, also of Hampton, earned Rookie of the Week honors, while Morgan State’s Ian Chiles was named Defensive Player of the Week.

Maxwell (F, 6-7, 215, Sr., Manhattan, N.Y.) recorded a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds as he led the Pirates to a 101-95 double overtime victory over Winthrop.  Maxwell also recorded five blocks, one steal and one assist, while playing 44 minutes, in the victory.

Cooks (G, 6-1, 175, r-Fr., Charlotte, N.C.) scored 12 points with three rebounds and one steal in 24 minutes of play in the Pirates victory over Winthrop.

Chiles (C, 7-2, 260, r-Sr., Cliffside Park, N.J.) grabbed eight boards, blocked three shots and registered one steal against Cal State Northridge.  He also added 19 points and one assist offensively.

Other Top Performances

Justin Black (MSU) recorded 24 points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals against Cal State Northridge.

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Morgan continues West Coast swing Sunday at Oregon

Posted on 29 December 2013 by WNST Staff

Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013
Opponent: No. 10/12 Oregon (11-0, 0-0 Pac-12)
Site: Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, Oregon
Game Time: Noon (PST)
MSU Coach: Todd Bozeman (131-108 – 8th yr)

BALTIMORE, Md. —  Morgan State (3-8) continues the 2013-14 campaign at Oregon on Sunday for the second of a three-game west coast swing. The Bears will enter the contest attempting to rebound from a tough 86-80 loss Friday night at Cal State Northrdige. Sunday night’s contest will mark the first basketball meeting between the teams.

SCOUTING THE DUCKS
The Ducks welcomed back six veterans, including a pair of starters, from a squad that posted a 28-9 overall record and went 12-6 in the Pac-12. Joseph Young leads the Ducks by averaging 19.8 ppg and is shooting 53 percent (71-133) from the field.  Mike Moser leads Oregon on the boards (7.5 rpg), in blocks (1.3), and also averages 14.6 ppg. Other Ducks averaging double-figures are Jason Calliste (12.5 ppg), Damyean Dotson (11 ppg) and Elgin Cook (10.1 ppg).  Dana Altman enters his fourth season as Oregon’s head men’s basketball coach and currently holds a 84-37 record (617-304 overall). The No. 13 Ducks beat Brigham Young 100-96 in overtime after a furious second-half comeback on Dec. 21st.
Jason Calliste scored a career-high 31 points for the Ducks (11-0) and Joseph Young had 25 points. All-America candidate Tyler Haws led the Cougars (8-5) with 32 points, and Kyle Collinsworth added 15 points, five rebounds and eight assists.

MSU’S LAST TIME OUT
Dec. 27, 2013 — Stephen Maxwell and Josh Greene scored 28 points apiece to carry Cal State Northridge to an 86-80 win over Morgan State on Friday night. The Matadors (8-5) struggled from the foul line until the end of the game, hitting 12 of 14 free throws in the final 96 seconds. Prior to that they were 12 of 23. While Maxwell was scoring a career-high and grabbing 12 rebounds, teammate Stephan Hicks was held to 10 points, more than eight below his average, but he grabbed 11 boards.
Justin Black led the Bears (3-8) with 24 points, 17 in the second half to keep the game close. Ian Chiles had 19 points, Blake Bozeman 15 with five 3′s, and Anthony Hubbard 13 with 11 rebounds. When Greene hit two free throws at the 1:36 mark, Northridge led 76-66. Black’s jumper and 3-pointer, in a 7-0 run, made it 76-73 15 seconds later.

BEARS GO 1-2 AT PARADISE JAM
Morgan State particiapted in the 2013 Ezybonds Global Payments U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam. The Bears fell to La Salle in the first round of the by a 78-59 margin (11/22), followed by a 75-66 loss against Vanderbilt (11/23). MSU wrapped up the tournament by posting a 74-67 victory against Marist (11/25) to finish in 7th place.

MORGAN STATE TABBED SECOND IN PRESEASON POLL
Morgan State was picked to finish second in the 2013-14 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference men’s basketball preseason poll behind defending regular season champion Norfolk State.

BLACK, CHILES AND HUBBARD EARN PRESEASON HONORS
Morgan State senior Justin Black was selected to the Preseason All-MEAC First Team by the conference head coaches and sports information directors. Redshirt-senior center Ian Chiles was selected to the Second Team and Anthony Hubbard to the Third Team.

BOZEMAN LOOKS FOR ANOTHER 20-WIN SEASON
For three of the last seven seasons, all as head coach, Todd Bozeman has guided teams to at least 20 victories. Bozeman set the Morgan State record for consecutive 20-win campaigns in 2007-08 with a 22-11 record and extended it with a 23-12 campaign in 2008-09, followed by a Division I school record 27-11 record in 2009-10. The previous record was back-to-back 20-win seasons under coach Nathaniel Frazier when he guided the Bears to a 20-8 record in 1972-73, followed by 28-5 in 1973-74.

BLACK MOVING IN ON 1,000 POINTS
Senior guard Justin Black recently eclipsed the 1,000 point mark for his career as a result of his 24-point outing against Cal State Northrdige (12/27) … the senior currently has 1,006 career points.

TOUGH IN THE PAINT
Ian Chiles and Cedric Blossom are both shooting better than .500 from the field this year. Thru the first 11 games Chiles is shooting 56.8 pct., while front court teammate Blossom is shooting .547 from the floor.

CHILES STANDS TALL 
Redshirt senior Ian Chiles returns as one of the tallest centers in the state of Maryland. The 7-foot-2 senior averaged 9.3 ppg, 5.2 rpg, and 1.7 bpg last season. The New Jersey native was also one of the most efficient low-post players in the league by shooting 53.5 percent from the field. “Big Slew” used the offseason to improve his strength and conditioning and is expected to be among the most dominant post players in the league. “Slew” is currently averaging 14.5 ppg and 6.1 rpg.

HOMECOMING
Morgan State has three players on the roster from California. Thair Heath and Hassante Manning are both from Los Angeles, while Rasean Simpson is from San Diego.

UP NEXT
After Oregon, the Bears will wrap up its 3-game west coast swing when they tipoff against California-Irvine (Jan. 2).

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Morgan opens West Coast swing Friday at Cal-State Northridge

Posted on 26 December 2013 by WNST Staff

Friday, Dec. 27, 2013
Opponent: Cal-Northridge (7-5, 0-0 Big West)
Site: The Matadome, Northridge, Calif.
Game Time: 7:05 p.m. (ET)
Radio: n/a
MSU Coach: Todd Bozeman (131-107 – 8th yr)

BALTIMORE, Md. —  Morgan State (3-7) continues the 2013-14 campaign at California-Northridge (7-5) on Friday for the first of a three-game west coast swing. The trip will include matchups with Oregon (Dec. 29) and California-Irvine (Jan. 2). The Bears will enter the contest attempting to build upon its 85-74 non-conference win last week against High Point. Friday night’s contest will mark the first basketball meeting between the teams.

SCOUTING THE MATADORS
The Matadors welcomed back six veterans, including five starters, from a squad that posted a 14-17 overall record and went 5-13 in the Big West. Stephen Hicks leads the Matadors by averaging 18.5 ppg, 6.8 rpg and is shooting 56 percent (78-140) from the field.  Stephen Maxwell leads the Matadors on the boards (8.4 rpg) and in blocks and also averages 16.2 ppg. Senior guard Josh Greene is also averaging double figures (13.8 ppg) and leads the team averaging 2.1 assists per contest. Reggie Theus (California Coast ’02) enters his first season as Cal-Northridge’s head men’s basketball coach. Stephan Hicks scored 20 points while Josh Greene added 17 points and Stephen Maxwell collected 15 points to lead CSUN to a 79-69 win Saturday night against the Idaho Vandals. The Matadors collected a season-high 47 rebounds (compared to 33 for the opposition) and posted its fourth win in the last five outings.

MSU’S LAST TIME OUT
Dec. 18, 2013 – Justin Black scored 23 points to lead five Morgan State players in double figures as the Bears defeated High Point 85-74 on Wednesday night at Hill Field House. The Bears (3-7), led 43-36 at halftime and used a 13-2 run midway through the second half to help extend to their largest lead of 17 points, 72-55, with 9:22 left. The Panthers wouldn’t get closer than nine after that.
Black finished the game shooting 8-for-18 from the field and including a game-high six steals to go with three rebounds. Ian Chiles added 18 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots. The Bears (3-7) hit 29 of 57 shots for 50.9 percent, outscoring the Panthers 46-18 in the paint. The Bears also collected 11 steals, six by Black, and scored 23 points off 19 High Point turnovers. Anthony Hubbard added 13 points and eight boards, while Blake Bozeman added 12 points and Shaquille Duncan had 10.

BEARS GO 1-2 AT PARADISE JAM
Morgan State particiapted in the 2013 Ezybonds Global Payments U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam. The Bears fell to La Salle in the first round of the by a 78-59 margin (11/22), followed by a 75-66 loss against Vanderbilt (11/23). MSU wrapped up the tournament by posting a 74-67 victory against Marist (11/25) to finish in 7th place.

MORGAN STATE TABBED SECOND IN PRESEASON POLL
Morgan State was picked to finish second in the 2013-14 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference men’s basketball preseason poll behind defending regular season champion Norfolk State.

BLACK, CHILES AND HUBBARD EARN PRESEASON HONORS
Morgan State senior Justin Black was selected to the Preseason All-MEAC First Team by the conference head coaches and sports information directors. Redshirt-senior center Ian Chiles was selected to the Second Team and Anthony Hubbard to the Third Team.

BOZEMAN LOOKS FOR ANOTHER 20-WIN SEASON
For three of the last seven seasons, all as head coach, Todd Bozeman has guided teams to at least 20 victories. Bozeman set the Morgan State record for consecutive 20-win campaigns in 2007-08 with a 22-11 record and extended it with a 23-12 campaign in 2008-09, followed by a Division I school record 27-11 record in 2009-10. The previous record was back-to-back 20-win seasons under coach Nathaniel Frazier when he guided the Bears to a 20-8 record in 1972-73, followed by 28-5 in 1973-74.

BLACK MOVING IN ON 1,000 POINTS
Senior guard Justin Black has 982 points for his career and needs just 18 to join the 1,000 points club.

TOUGH IN THE PAINT
Ian Chiles and Cedric Blossom are both shooting better than .500 from the field this year. Thru the first 10 games Chiles is shooting 55.8 pct. (58-104), while front court teammate Blossom is shooting .571 (28-49) from the floor.

CHILES STANDS TALL 
Redshirt senior Ian Chiles returns as one of the tallest centers in the state of Maryland. The 7-foot-2 senior averaged 9.3 ppg, 5.2 rpg, and 1.7 bpg last season. The New Jersey native was also one of the most efficient low-post players in the league by shooting 53.5 percent from the field. “Big Slew” used the offseason to improve his strength and conditioning and is expected to be among the most dominant post players in the league. “Slew” is currently averaging 14.1 ppg and 5.9 rpg.

HOMECOMING
Morgan State has three players on the roster from California. Thair Heath and Hassante Manning are both from Los Angeles, while Rasean Simpson is from San Diego.

UP NEXT
After Cal-Northridge, the Bears will face Oregon (Dec. 29), followed by California-Irvine (Jan. 2).

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