rating: Morgan stands 80| LMU 81 OT
Place: Los Angeles, California (Gersten Pavilion)
Registrations: Morgan is 2-5 | LMU 5-2
The short story: Senior Guardian of the State of Morgan Isaiah Burke scored a career-high 30 points, but Loyola Marymount rallied to drop the Bears 81-80 in overtime Wednesday afternoon at the Gersten Pavilion in Los Angeles.
- Senior forward Keli Leaupepe led the Lions with 29 points, shooting 6-for-11 from the field and converting 15-for-18 from the free throw line…he also had a game-high 11 rebounds.
- Higher guard Cam Shelton finished with 26 points (10-17 FG) with five boards, four assists and three steals. junior guard Jalin Anderson also scored double figures with 11 points.
- Higher guard Isaiah Burke led the Bears with 18 of his career-high 30 points (12-17 FG) in 45 minutes of first-half action.
- Senior Malik Miller recorded a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds in 40 minutes. Junior Khalil Turner finished with 14 points, three rebounds and three steals.
- LMU turned Morgan over 21 times and scored 23 points on those fouls.
- Morgan beat the Lions in the first 20 minutes and held a 46-38 halftime lead behind Burke’s 18-point (4-6 3FG) blast.
- The Bears used a 12-2 run behind four consecutive 3-pointers, with the last buried by Burke to give Morgan an 11-point lead at 2:50 for their biggest lead of the half (44-33).
- Cam Shelton scored on a goaltending call off Khalil Turner to cut the lead to 71-70 with 2:12 left in regulation. On the ensuing play, Rob Lawson was called for an offensive foul (1:50) and the Lions took the lead 71-70 on a bank shot into court by Shelton … it was LMU’s first lead since 11:20 in the first half when they had a 17-15 lead.
- Burke shared a pair of free throws to tie the game (71-71) with 1:13 remaining, stopping a 7-0 run by the Lions.
- Shelton scored in the paint to bring the Lions in from 74-72 with 57 seconds remaining.
- LMU called their final timeout with 29 seconds left, but the ensuing inbound pass was stolen by Khalil Turner running across the floor for a dunk to tie the game at 74-74. In the last seconds, Malik Miller stole the ball from Shelton at mid court and launched a deep three-pointer to the buzzer that failed to hit the glass properly. The teams went into overtime.
- Burke opened overtime with a 3-point play to go up 77-74… Miller split a pair off the line to go up 78-74.
- Leaupepe scored two baskets to tie the game at 78-78. Cam Shelton scored in to give LMU an 81-79 lead with 59 seconds remaining.
- Khalil Turner missed a disputed corner three-pointer as time expired.
- The Lions opened the second half by beating the Bears 6-0… Lewis Djonkam got his 4th foul with 17:37 and the Bears led 46-43.
- Both teams struggled from the free throw line – LMU shot .677 (21-31), while the Bears went 14-for-21 (.667).
- The Lions were in the bonus at 12:33 with MSU leading 58–51.
- Burke hit a hard shot into the paint to give the Bears a 61-50 lead with 11:56 left in the game.
- MSU shot .483 (29-of-60) from the field, compared to LMU’s .456 (26-of-57). That advantage continued past the arc, where the Bears outscored the Lions .500 (8-of-16) to .364 (8-of-22) from 3-point range.
- MSU led 33:09 of the 45 minutes, while LMU led only 6:11.
- Wednesday night’s game was the sixth meeting between the teams… the series is 3-3.
- by Isaiah Burke The 30-point performance was the most points scored by a Bear player since De’Torrion Ware had a 36-point game against Delaware State on January 24, 2021.
- The Bears are 1-1 in overtime so far in the 2022-23 season… Morgan defeated Utah Valley 73-72 in overtime in the first round of the Jersey Mike’s Jamaica Classic.
- After taking a 37-25 lead going into the break, the Royals would continue to extend their lead as the Bears never came within eight points of the lead for the rest of the game.
The Bears return to action in Baltimore when they take on the visiting Dragons of Virginia University of Lynchburg. The tip at Hill Field House is scheduled for November 29 at 6:00 PM (EST). The game will be streamed live at morganstatebears.com.
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