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Wildcats Knock Down Day One of KU Invitational

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READING, Pa. - The 19th-ranked Bethune-Cookman Wildcats concluded day one of the Fifth Annual Kutztown University Invitational on Friday at the Heister Lanes in Reading, Pa. The event is being hosted by Kutztown University.

The Wildcats of Bethune-Cookman claimed two big wins against Salem International (726-475) and No. 8 Adelphi (767-728) to begin their six-game Baker slate on Friday.

The losses came in succession against four NTCA ranked opponents from No. 10 Kutztown, No. 5 Fairleigh Dickinson, No. 11 St. Francis (Pa.) and No. 12 Sacred Heart, respectively.

Bethune-Cookman went just 2-4 on the opening day of the three-day event, registering a total pin fall count of 4,412. That total currently has the Wildcats sitting in 16th position out of 28 teams with lots of bowling yet to come.

This year's KU Invitational field includes Adelphi, Cheyney (Pa.), Coppin State, Delaware State, Farleigh-Dickinson, Florida A&M, Howard, Kutztown, LIU, Maryland Eastern Shore, Medaille College, Monmouth, Morgan State, New Jersey City, Penn State-Altoona,  North Carolina Central, Norfolk State, Sacred Heart, Salem International, St. Francis (Pa.), St. Francis-Brooklyn University, Stephen F. Austin, St. Peter's, Southern, Valparaiso, Vanderbilt, and Wisconsin-Whitewater.

The action resumes Saturday for Bethune-Cookman at 9:30 a.m. The day's schedule includes six traditional team matches, and Sunday will conclude the tournament with three best four-of-seven Baker matches position round bracket style starting at 8:30 a.m.

Fans can catch all the action live by tuning into BowlTV at, the official website of the United States Bowling Congress, or as they will provide free webcasts of the entire event.

For all the latest information on the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats, follow the official Twitter feed, @BCUathletics, or "Like Us" on Facebook at Bethune-Cookman Athletics.

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