South Carolina State vs Bethune-Cookman

Bethune-Cookman 62, SC State 53

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Stanley Elliott scored 16 points to lead Bethune-Cookman to a 62-53 win over South Carolina State on Tuesday night in the opening round of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament.

The fourth-seeded Wildcats (16-16) advanced to the quarterfinals where they will take on fifth-seeded North Carolina Central on Thursday night.

Kevin Dukes added 13 points and Ricky Johnson had 10 for Bethune-Cookman, which has won three straight games overall and has now beat the Bulldogs in all three meetings between the teams this season.

The Wildcats opened this time on a 6-0 run and never trailed in the contest, taking a 27-18 halftime lead and securing the win as each team scored 35 points in the second half.

Khalif Toombs led 13th-seeded South Carolina State (5-26) with 13 points, while both Presano Bell and Brandon Riley chipped in 12 apiece. The Bulldogs closed their season on an eight-game losing skid.

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South Carolina State Bulldogs
J. Ikhinmwin, F303-60-03026
O. Sanders, F150-10-04110
D. Joint, F110-20-02100
K. Toombs, G385-112-313313
B. Riley, G363-126-631312
P. Bell243-36-770212
A. Martin201-33-43256
S. Barber152-20-00034
L. Radovic110-20-01000
Totals 17-4217-202881953
 40.5%85% 
Bethune-Cookman Wildcats
J. Bryant, F314-110-16238
G. Holloman, F281-30-22142
K. Dukes, G355-101-310013
A. Coleman, G342-105-88319
S. Elliott, G348-90-152416
R. Johnson261-38-832410
P. Scotland61-20-02012
A. Smith40-00-00000
M. Trapp21-20-00002
Totals 23-5014-2328101762
 46%60.9% 
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N.C. Central16-025-8127
Norfolk St.12-420-14167
Md.-E. Shore11-518-15195
Howard10-616-16254
Delaware St.9-718-18205
Hampton8-817-18251
Beth.-Cook.7-911-21344
S.C. State7-911-22320
N.C. A&T6-109-23340
Coppin St.6-108-23311
Savannah St.5-119-22331
Morgan St.5-117-24337
Florida A&M2-142-27350