Name: Morgan State University
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Enrollment: 6,591 undergraduates
Named For: Reverend Lyttleton Morgan, the first chairman of the board of trustees.
Why "Bears?" Why not?
Last Season: 15-16, with an 11-5 record in the MEAC. They lost to North Carolina Central in the MEAC tournament final, 71-62.
This Season: 2-10, with the wins coming against Liberty and UC Irvine. The MEAC has already started conference play, and the Bears started with road losses to Norfolk State and Hampton.
KenPom Ranking: #295
Points Leader: Blake Bozeman, 6'2", 170 lb., 13.0 ppg
Rebounds Leader: Zech Smith, 7'0", 270 lb., 7.4 rpg
Assists Leader: Donte Pretlow, 6'0", 185 lb., 3.6 apg
Head Coach: Todd Bozeman, in his 9th season with Morgan State. He has a record of 145-126, including two MEAC titles and two NCAA tournament appearances in 2009 and 2010. Bozeman also had a stint at California that ended in scandal after he admitted to delivering $30,000 to a player's family so they could travel to see him play. That resulted in an eight year show-cause penalty for Bozeman. When the games were played, Bozeman was 63-35 at Cal, but due to NCAA sanctions, officially he has a record of 2-53 in his final two seasons.
All Time Series: Marquette leads, 5-0. All five games have come since the 1988-89 season.
Last Meeting: December 22, 2006, when Marquette won, 77-57. Jerel McNeal, then a sophomore, had what was at the time a career high of 25 points and matched his then-career high of seven assists in that one.