NORFOLK, Va. -- Deshawn Painter scored 12 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to lead Old Dominion past Morgan State 72-61 Saturday.
Painter led all scorers in the first half with 10 points to help Old Dominion (1-0) take a 28-27 lead into halftime.
The Monarchs pulled away in the second half, outscoring the Bears (0-1) 34-24 in the second period.
Painter was one of six players that scored in double digits for Old Dominion.
Old Dominion shot the ball better in the second half, converting on 54.2 percent (13 of 24) of its shots compared to Morgan State converting on just 41.9 percent (13 for 31).