for this game

ETSU 61, Morgan St. 72

Nov 20, 2009 - 3:02 AM BALTIMORE (AP) -- Reggie Holmes scored a career-high 30 points and Morgan State beat East Tennessee State 72-61 on Thursday night.

Holmes was 9-for-18 from the field, including 4-for-9 on 3-point attempts for the Bears (3-0). He also had three steals. Rodney Stokes added 12 points for the defending Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference champions.

The Bears led by as many as 18 points in the first half and built a 22-point advantage in the second half before the Buccaneers began to chip away.

Tommy Hubbard had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Buccaneers (1-2), playing their second of three straight games against 2009 NCAA tournament participants.

Justin Tubbs added 16 points for the Buccaneers, who were without preseason all-Atlantic Sun Conference pick Mike Smith. The senior guard has missed the first three games with a knee injury.