NCAA Preview: Morgan State Bears

Posted by rtmsf on March 18th, 2009

Morgan State University (#15, South, Kansas City pod)

vs. Oklahoma (#2)
Thur. 3/19 at about 9:40 pm

Vegas Line:  +16

General Profile
Baltimore, MD
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, automatic bid
Todd Bozeman, Overall Record: 58-40
08-09 Record:
23-11 (14-3)
Last 12 Games:
11-1, won 5.
Best Win:
66-65, University of Maryland, 1-7-09
Worst Loss:
63-58, Florida A&M University, 1-17-09
Off. Efficiency Rating:
99.3 (210th)
Def. Efficiency Rating:
97.4 (92nd)

Nuts n Bolts
Star Player(s):
Reggie Holmes, 16.9 ppg, 37.3 3pt%
Unsung Hero:
Kevin Thompson, 8.9 ppg, 7.0 rpg
Potential NBA Draft Pick(s):
Key Injuries:
No significant injuries.
20.4% mins. (336th nationally)
Achilles Heel:
Poor Free Throw Shooting.  Only 66 percent as a team.
Will Make a Deep Run if…:
They stretch the Oklahoma defense and shoot well from three-point range
Will Make an Early Exit if…:
Blake Griffin takes more than seven shots.

NCAA History
Last Year Invited: First Bid in School History
Best NCAA Finish:
Historical Performance vs. Seed (1985-present):

Six Degrees to Detroit:
Todd Bozeman once coached Jason Kidd, who had several epic battles against the Detroit Pistons as a member of the New Jersey Nets.
Distance to First Round Site:
963 Miles
School’s Claim to Fame:
Coached by former Cal Bear coach Todd Bozeman, who was banned from NCAA competition for eight years for improper payments to players.
School Wishes It Could Forget:
Morgan St. will shoot and defend well in the first half, but jitters will enable Oklahoma to pull away late.
Major RTC stories:
27 Down, 38 To Go

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