TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- C.J. Reed scored 19 points and handed out seven assists to lead Bethune-Cookman to a 62-55 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference victory over Florida A&M on Saturday night.
Eight of Reed's points came in 11 attempts at the free-throw line. Free throws were a significant factor for the Wildcats (4-4, 1-0). They were 20 of 30 at the line, while the Rattlers (3-5, 0-1) managed just 8 of 18.
Florida A&M led just once in the game, by one point, on a dunk by Yannick Crowder with 15:52 remaining.
Gary Holloman contributed 14 points for Bethune-Cookman and Mikel Trapp added 10.
Javoris Bryant had nine rebounds and Reed six for the Wildcats.