Scores

Final

Bethune-Cookman 48

(8-13, 3-5 MEAC)

S Carolina St 51

(7-14, 3-4 MEAC)

    4:30 PM ET, February 2, 2008

    Smith-Hammond-Middleton Center, Orangeburg, South Carolina

    1 2 T
    COOK 27 2148
    SCST 15 3651

    Top Performers

    Bethune-Cookman: J. Woods 8 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast

    South Carolina State: J. Burton 13 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    S. Carolina St. 51, Bethune-Cookman 48

    Associated Press

    ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) -- Jessie Burton scored 13 points to lead South Carolina State to come back from a 16-point second-half deficit to beat Bethune-Cookman 51-48 Saturday.

    The Bulldogs (7-14, 3-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) shot just 25 percent in the first half, but improved to 50 percent in the second half, including going 4-6 from long range.

    The Wildcats (8-13, 3-5) made 5-10 3-pointers in the first half, but went cold in the second, hitting just 1-9 from behind the arc. Dewayne Pettus led Bethune-Cookman with 12 points.

    The Wildcats led 27-15 at the half and extended that to a 16-point lead with 19:18 left in the game. South Carolina State's largest lead was six with just 24 seconds left in the game.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    COOK
    SCST
    Points 48 51
    FG Made-Attempted 17-46 (.370) 15-40 (.375)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-19 (.316) 5-12 (.417)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-13 (.615) 16-22 (.727)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 16 6

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