@BCUhoops Gets A Road Win, 72-71 At N.C. A&T
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Travis Elliott’s free throw with 8.1 seconds remaining gave Bethune-Cookman its first road win of the season as the short-handed Wildcats downed North Carolina A&T 72-71 Monday night.
The Wildcats (6-21,4-8 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) were down to seven healthy players, and one fouled out. Elliott had to shoot the free throws when Tony Kynard was injured on a foul after NCAT’s Lamont Middleton tied it on two free throws with 10 seconds to play.
Malik Jackson and Clemmye Owens each scored 16 points while Kynard and Maurice Taylor each had 10 for the Wildcats, who snapped a 22-game road losing skid dating back to January 19, 2013.
Richard Pauk scored 28 for the Aggies, now 8-17 and 4-6. Middleton added 21.
B-CU trailed 30-22 at halftime, but took a 10-point lead, 51-41 with 10:22 remaining on a Troy Simmons lay-up.
The Aggies got back to 55-52, but the Wildcats rebuilt their lead to 68-58 on an Owens layup with 4:07 left. The Wildcats had a 71-66 lead with 1:08 to play before the Aggies rallied to tie.
B-CU hosts Delaware State Saturday.
NOTES: This was B-CU's fourth victory at North Carolina A&T in the past six years; all the wins have been by three points or less ... Jackson was in double figures for the seventh straight game ... Taylor's eight rebounds and four assists were career-highs ... Elliott finished with nine rebounds ... B-CU has won four of its last six ... B-CU 5-1 when it records 14 or more assists.