Men's Basketball Gameday: South Carolina State
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Bethune-Cookman continues its final three-game homestand Saturday looking for a season sweep of South Carolina State on Senior Day.
The Wildcats snapped a two-game losing with Monday's 64-50 victory over Howard as they look to improve their seeding for the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament.
THE CONFERENCE RACE:
Current Standing: 8th (5-6)
Games Behind 1st: 6.0 behind Norfolk State (12-0) (eliminated)
Games Behind 3rd: 4.0 behind Savannah State (10-2)
Games Behind 5th: 0.5 behind Morgan State and North Carolina A&T (6-5)
NOTE: The top three teams earn a first-round bye.
If the MEAC tournament were tomorrow: B-CU would face Florida A&M in the opening round for a chance to meet Norfolk State in the quarterfinals.
B-CU- SCSU FAST FACTS:
Series: SCSU Leads 56-21
Streak: B-CU has won last seven
Last: B-CU 60 SCSU 52 1/19
ABOUT SCSU: The Bulldogs snapped a 13-game losing streak last Saturday against North Carolina A&T but fell to NC Central Monday. Matthew Hezekiah leads SCSU with averages of 13.0 ppg and 7.5 rpg.
FAMILIAR: Hezekiah and Alex Smith were teammates at both Lee HS in Jacksonville and Florida State College in Jacksonville.
STAT STUFF: Adrien Coleman and Kevin Dukes are holding their leads in two MEAC stat categories. Coleman has a 26-point lead over Jeremy Ingram for the scoring title while Dukes is six three-pointers ahead of Coppin State's Andre Armstrong.
NEXT UP: Home finale against Savannah State Monday will be a "White Out."