State basketball roundup (Feb. 19): Bethune-Cookman men hold off Morgan State in OT, 96-95
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Feb 19, 2018 at 11:59 PM
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.
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).
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.
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).