Rider (6-6) scored the first seven points of the game but Morgan State came back to tie at 24 on Blake Bozeman's jumper. A 3-pointer and layup by Okereafor gave Rider a 29-27 lead at intermission.
The Broncs used a 13-1 run at the start of the second half to push the lead to 42-28. Morgan State got it to five after 3-pointers by Bozeman and Cedric Blossom, but Rider responded with a 7-1 spurt and held off the Bears down the stretch.
Morgan State (2-9) was led by Blossom's 21 points. Bozeman finished with 11 points as the Bears shot 33 percent from the floor, including 4 of 14 on 3-pointers.