Scores

Final

N Carolina A&T 50

(12-11, 6-4 MEAC)

Bethune-Cookman 54

(10-14, 4-6 MEAC)

    7:30 PM ET, February 11, 2008

    Moore Gym, Daytona Beach, Florida

    1 2 T
    NCAT 24 2650
    COOK 29 2554

    Top Performers

    North Carolina A&T: E. Jones 11 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast

    Bethune-Cookman: D. Pettus 18 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    Bethune-Cookman 54, N. Carolina A&,T 50

    Associated Press

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Dewayne Pettus scored 18 points and Jimmy Hudson added 17 to lead Bethune-Cookman past North Carolina A&T, 54-50, in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference basketball action Monday night.

    Ed Jones scored 11 points to lead the visiting Aggies (12-11, 6-4). He was the only A&T player in double figures.

    Bethune-Cookman (10-14, 4-6) led from start-to-finish. Pettus and Hudson led the way as the Wildcats moved to their largest lead of the game, 21-10, with 9:59 showing before halftime. Bethune-Cookman settled for a five-point edge at intermission, 29-24.

    In the second half, A&T twice sliced the margin to one point. The Aggies trailed by 42-41 with 6:51 left and by 44-43 with 4:45 to go. Despite a couple of opportunities, they could not tie or take the lead.

    John Holmes hit two free throws with 24 seconds left to provide Bethune-Cookman a 51-44 cushion.

    When A&T's Austin Ewing hit a three-pointer to close the difference to two points, 51-49, with 5.8 seconds left, Pettus followed by making three-of-four free throws to seal the victory.

    It was only the fourth win for the Wildcats in their last 11 games.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NCAT
    COOK
    Points 50 54
    FG Made-Attempted 21-50 (.420) 19-46 (.413)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-17 (.353) 3-16 (.188)
    FT Made-Attempted 2-5 (.400) 13-17 (.765)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 11

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