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State basketball roundup (Feb. 19): Bethune-Cookman men hold off Morgan State in OT, 96-95

Brandon Tabb scored 34 points before fouling out in overtime, Isaiah Bailey had 28 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists and the host Bethune-Cookman men's basketball team beat Morgan State , 96-95, on Monday night.

Bailey gave the Wildcats (16-12, 10-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference ) an 82-80 lead on a 3-pointer from the wing in the closing seconds of regulation. Morgan State freshman Kyson Rawls was fouled on a driving layup attempt with 3.4 seconds left and he made two free throws to tie it at 82 and Bailey was off on a 3-point runner at the buzzer.

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Tied at 92, Bethune-Cookman dribbled down the clock, Bailey was fouled on a layup attempt with 6.2 seconds remaining and he made two at the stripe. Rawls took a handoff and hit a potential winning 3-pointer but it was called off for a moving screen. Bailey sealed it with two free throws before David Syfax hit a 3 at the horn.

Tiwian Kendley scored 29 of his career-high 41 points after halftime for Morgan State (10-16, 6-7).

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Delaware State 69, Coppin State 51: Marquis Collins had 23 points, seven rebounds and four assists and the host Hornets ended Division I's second-longest losing streak at 21 games.

Delaware State (3-25, 1-12 MEAC), which entered 0-25 against D-I competition, has wins against D-III Cairn in the season opener and D-II Georgian Court in late November.

Chad Andrews-Fulton had 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds for Coppin (5-24, 5-9). The Eagles, who have lost five of their last six games, shot just 30.9 percent from the field.

North Carolina A&T 78, UMES 69: Denzel Keyes scored 21 points to help the host Aggies (17-11, 10-3 MEAC) beat the Hawks.

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Tyler Jones had 21 points and Logan McIntosh scored 19 with eight rebounds and six assists for UMES (6-23, 2-12).

Women

Bethune-Cookman 64, Morgan State 57, OT: Brianna Battle made two 3-pointers in the final 1:26 to tie the game in regulation, and the host Wildcats (21-4, 13-0 MEAC) held off the Bears (14-12, 7-6) in overtime.

Bethune-Cookman trailed 54-48 with 1:41 to play in regulation after a layup by Tykyrah Williams. Battle hit a 3 on Bethune-Cookman's next possession to cut the deficit in half, and after a steal by Ashanti Hunt, Battle hit another 3 to tie the game with 1:05 remaining. Neither team could make a shot in the final minute, as Williams' potential game-winning jumper with one second left missed.

Williams led Morgan with 17 points and Lexus Spears added 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Delaware State 70, Coppin State 66: The visiting Eagles (6-20, 5-9 MEAC) fell to the Hornets (4-21) for their sixth straight defeat.

North Carolina A&T 65, UMES 60: Keyera Eaton scored 17 points and Martha Thompson added 15, but the visiting Hawks (9-17, 6-8 MEAC) fell to the Aggies (17-8, 12-1).

Mount St. Mary's 76, Central Connecticut State 56: Caroline Hummell scored 17 points and Juliette Lawless added 13 points and 11 rebounds to power the host Mountaineers (9-17, 6-9 Northeast Conference ) past the Blue Devils (6-19, 6-8).

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