Men's Basketball Gameday: Florida A&M
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Bethune-Cookman celebrates basketball homecoming as arch rival Florida A&M comes to town Saturday at 4 p.m.
It's the halfway point of Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference play, and the Wildcats are trying position themselves for a late-season run for prime positioning for the MEAC tournament
Florida A&M won the first meeting 75-68 on Dec. 1 behind 24 points from Jamie Adams. Adrian Coleman and Alex Smith scored 17 and 13 for B-CU.
THE CONFERENCE RACE:
Current Standing: T8th (2-4)
Games Behind 1st: 4 behind Norfolk State (7-0)
Games Behind 3rd: 2.5 behind Savannah State (5-1)
NOTE: The top three teams earn a first-round byeIf the MEAC tournament were tomorrow: B-CU would face Florida A&M in the opening round to meet Norfolk State in the quarterfinals.
Series: FAMU leads 67-30
Last 10 years: B-CU leads 11-10
AT HOME: B-CU has won 5 straight in Daytona Beach (Last FAMU Daytona Beach win: 68-62 on 3/3/07
NOTE: The home team has won the last four games.
ABOUT FAMU: The Rattlers (6-15,3-4) had a two-game winning streak snapped by Delaware State Monday night. Adams leads the team with an average of 14.3 ppg followed by Reggie Lewis at 10.8 ppg. For more information, visit www.famuathletics.com
FEBRUARY FIGHT: After their first losing January (3-5) since 2008, B-CU's looking for a strong February run for a shot at the MEAC title. In the past two years, B-CU is 11-5 in February and 13-4 overall after in the final five weeks of each season leading into the tournament.