Men's Basketball Gameday: Delaware State
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.
THE CONFERENCE RACE:
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.
B-CU-DELAWARE STATE SERIES
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 http://www.dsuhornets.com
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).