HARTFORD 80, MORGAN STATE 59
Hartford, CT – Hartford forced 33 turnovers on the night and led for all but 25 seconds against Morgan State to move out of Round 1 in the 2018 Preseason WNIT.
The Hawks (1-1) will play at Miami in Round 2; tipoff is set for 1 p.m. ET on Sunday. The Lady Bears (1-2) will play in the consolation round.
Ella Awobajo had 18 points and 10 rebounds for Hartford, going 9-for-9 from the free-throw line. Lindsey Abed filled the scoresheet with an impressive night featuring seven points, six assists and seven steals. The Hawks were a chilly 6-for-25 from the 3-point line.
Morgan State was led by Adre’onia Coleman, who had 19 points and seven rebounds. Naomi Bolasingh closed with 13 points and Jihayah Chavis also had 11 points. The Lady Bears were 16-of-22 from the free-throw line.