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Men's Basketball Gameday: Delaware State

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Bethune-Cookman begins a three-game homestand Saturday against a Delaware State team that it's beaten by one point in each of the previous two meetings. 

This weekend, including Monday's game with UMES and next Saturday's game with Florida A&M, will be the Wildcats' (7-13,2-3)  longest  homestand of the season. In all, six of B-CU's next eight games will be within the confines of Historic Moore Gymnasium.


Current Standing: 8th

Games Behind: 3.5 behind Norfolk State

If the MEAC tournament were tomorrow: B-CU would face 9th seed Florida A&M for the right to face Norfolk State in the quarterfinals.


Series:   Delaware State leads 35-27

Down To The Wire: The last two meetings, both in Delaware, came to down to one point:

1/21/12: Anthony Breeze lay-up with 18.5 seconds stood for a 60-59 decision. B-CU only led twice in the game, both times in the final minute.

1/15/11: CJ Reed hits two free throws with 6.5 seconds left for a 61-60 win.

Last Meeting in Moore Gym: DSU 67, B-CU 53 2/13/10

ABOUT DSU: The Hornets (7-10,2-1)  are 5-0 in Delaware, but have won just twice in ten road games this season. The MEAC wins include a December decision against UMES and Wednesday's 63-46 decision over Howard. Tahj Tate leads the team with an average of 14.9 points per game. For more information, visit

HOME COOKING: B-CU is 22-7 (.758) in historic Moore Gymnasium since 2010, including a 9-2 mark last season. The Wildcats were 6-2 at home in MEAC play, falling to North Carolina Central and Norfolk State.

THE LEADERS: Bethune-Cookman has three players leading MEAC statistical categories: Adrien Coleman in scoring (17.8), Alex Smith in FG% (.632) and Kevin Dukes in 3FG per game (2.7).

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