Amidst a Global Pandemic, Morgan State Basketball is trending upward

Mar 17, 2021

BALTIMORE, MD —Despite ending their seasons on a sour note, both the Morgan State men’s and women’s programs posted winning seasons in the same year for the first time since the 2010-11 season. 

In Coach Kevin Broadus’ second season, the Bears showed improvement posting a .636 winning position after going 15-16 the year prior.

 

Morgan State lead the MEAC in scoring averaging nearly 80 points per game.

 

Three point shooting also factored into the Bears high-octane offense.

 

Morgan State finished second in three-pointers made and three-point percentage.

 

Guard De’Torrion Ware ended the 2020-21 season as the leading scorer in the MEAC averaging 17.2 points per game.

 

Ware had a season high 36 points against Delaware State in late January, in addition to 35 and 29 points in Morgan’s first two games of the MEAC Tournament.

 

Coach Broadus also was a finalist for the Ben Jobe Award which is given to the top minority coach in Division-I basketball.

 

Broadus’ team earned non-conference wins versus the University of Delaware, James Madison University, and a pretty-good Iona team coached by Rick Pitino.

 

The 15th seeded Gaels will play the 2nd seeded Alabama Crimson Tide in the opening round of “March Madness”.

 

The Lady Bears won five straight games before the Covid-19 outbreak canceled the 2019-20 season.

 

Morgan State resumed their winning ways going 3-0 to start the season.

 

The Lady Bears earned non-conference wins versus University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Navy, and Saint Peters University. Coach Ed Davis Jr. team was able to string together consecutive winning seasons for the first time in over a decade as Morgan State went 17-13 last year and 12-4 this season.

 

Forward Dahnye Redd was arguably the most productive player for the Lady Bears averaging 13.5 points per game and 7.3 rebounds per game.

 

Morgan State defeated North Carolina Central 74-64 in opening round before faltering to MEAC Champion North Carolina A&T Aggies 69-54.

 

Although the men’s and women’s ended their seasons on the on the losing end, both teams were able to compete at a high-level in a season that had cancellations and postponements on both sides.

 

It is a testament to both coaching staffs for keeping their teams engaged and focused on winning during the Covid-19 pandemic.