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Men's Basketball Gameday: Maryland Eastern Shore

Courtesy: BCUathletics.com           Release: 01/27/2013

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Bethune-Cookman hopes to regain its shooting touch Monday against UMES at 7:30 p.m.

While nowhere near Northern Illinois' frustrating 4-point first half against Eastern Michigan, B-CU's 3-27 first half Saturday against Delaware State led to the Wildcats' second straight game in which they scored under 20 points in the opening half.

THE CONFERENCE RACE:

Current Standing: T9th (2-4 MEAC, 7-14 overall)

Games Behind: 4.5 behind Norfolk State

If the MEAC tournament were tomorrow: B-CU would face either Florida A&M or North Carolina A&T in the opening round to meet either the 2nd or 3rd seed in the quarterfinals.

B-CU-UMES SERIES

Series: B-CU leads 44-20.

Streak: B-CU has won last two.

Last 10: B-CU 8-2.

NOTE: B-CU hasn't lost to UMES in Daytona Beach since 1/9/02 (74-69)

ABOUT UMES: The Hawks took Florida A&M to the wire Saturday, falling 55-54 to go to 1-14 overall and 1-3 in MEAC play. The lone victory? Delaware State. Kyree Jones leads the scoring with a 13.6 average, followed by Troy Synder at 10.5  For more information, visit www.umeshawks.com

JANUARY JUMP: The Wildcats are 25-15 in January over the past four years. B-CU's last losing January was a 2-5 month in 2008 with the best being 2011's 8-1 mark that was the sixth-best in the nation.

COLEMAN COUNTER: Adrien Coleman has led the Wildcats in scoring in eight of the last nine games ... Marc Mack and Malik Jackson shared the rebound high against Delaware State with five.

NEXT UP: Basketball homecoming Saturday against Florida A&M at 4 p.m. 

 

       
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