Charlotte, NC - Rickey Porter recorded his fourth double-double in eight days as the USCAA #18 Johnson & Wales men's basketball team held off NAIA foe Morris College 80-73 at the Wildcat Center.
Porter led the Wildcats (6-10) with 20 points and 14 rebounds to record his seventh double-double of the season.
Morris guard Darius Russel led all scorers with 29 points, including 5-of-11 shooting from beyond the arc.
The game stayed tight throughout, with Morris pulling within a point with just 2:11 remaining on a layup by Jamond Silverman.
However, a pair of crucial baskets by Christian Creswell and several free throws by Poole over the next minute and a half stretched the lead to 75-68 for the Wildcats and prove decisive.
Johnson & Wales resumes play on Friday when they host in-state USCAA foe Mid-Atlantic Christian University. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m at the Wildcat Center.