Carleton 113, Morgan State 62; Wood with 36

The Ravens dominated from start to finish, getting literally whatever they wanted on the offensive end including numerous “o” boards and put-backs against a longer, more athletic Bears front line in an easy win at home.  6’4″ Connor Wood was sizzling from the beyond the arc, making several wide opens 3’s as part of his career-high 36 points including 9 for 14 from beyond the arc as the Ravens spaced the floor wonderfully and found the right match-ups off the dribble to draw the help and force what amounted to sloppy Bear defensive rotations.  Prior Carleton teams had numerous fundamentally-sound, good passing and finishing big men inside however with the arrival and maturation of 6’8″ Ryan Ejim, the Ravens now possess a big man with a growing skill set and explosive athleticism.  Ejim (17 points, 8 rebounds) was a force on the offensive glass with numerous tip-ins and two highlight reel slams including a two-hander in the first half serving up a facial to Morgan State’s David Syfax and then early in the third with a one-handed throw down follow that bent the rim.  6’1″ Kaza Keene continues create off the dribble and attacked with aggression any defender who tried to stay with him – Keene had a game-high 10 assists against just 1 turnover – while 5’11” Emmanuel Owooatoah (7 points, 6 assists in 19 minutes) got in the lane at will to finish creatively or find perimeter shooters.  All in all, another dominant effort from start to finish by a Ravens team that is as deep, as talented and plays as hard and as together as any team in the Dave/Rob Smart coaching era.


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