DOVER, Del. -- Brandon Tabb sank five 3-pointers and had 26 points to help lead Bethune-Cookman to an 85-78 win over Delaware State on Saturday.
Isaiah Bailey added 23 points, going 14 for 15 from the free-throw line, Shawntrez Davis had 12 points and nine rebounds and Malik Maitland had 10 points for Bethune-Cookman (11-9, 5-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). The Wildcats were 24 for 49 from the field and 28 of 34 from the line to match their best conference start in program history.
Leading 42-29 at the break, Bethune-Cookman had to scramble in the second half as Delaware State opened with a 19-5 run, getting a pair of free throws from Joseph Lewis to edge into its only lead, 48-47, with 13:29 to play.
Isaiah Bailey then drained a 3-pointer at the end to spark a 14-2 run and Bethune-Cookman never trailed again.
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|North Carolina A&T||11-5||1||20-15|
|North Carolina Central||9-7||3||19-16|
|South Carolina St||6-10||6||10-22|