SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Cedric Smith scored 17 points for Savannah State, which scored the first seven points and never trailed in a 67-44 victory over Bethune-Cookman in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game Monday night.
Smith made all six of his shots and got 10 points in the opening 7:15 to help the conference-leading Tigers (18-10, 11-2) take a 32-19 halftime lead.
The Wildcats (13-15, 9-4), who won the teams' first meeting this season 68-62 on Jan. 16, never got closer than 12 points in the second half.
The Tigers are 13-1 at home this season, the only loss coming against Georgia Tech 65-45 on Dec. 10.
Adrien Coleman scored 11 points for Bethune-Cookman, the only Wildcats player in double figures.