DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Ricky Johnson scored 11 points, including a go-ahead free throw with 2 seconds remaining, as Bethune-Cookman averted disaster by holding on to beat Maryland-Eastern Shore 58-57 Monday night.
The Wildcats (8-14, 3-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) led 53-46 with 4:32 remaining, but the Hawks' Kevin Mays hit a layup with 18 seconds left to cap a 6-0 run and tie it at 57.
Francis Ezeiru fouled Johnson on the ensuing Bethune-Cookman possession, and Johnson, a 5-foot-9 sophomore, hit the second of two shots for the one-point edge.
The Wildcats had entered 0-3 this season in games decided by three or fewer points.
Adrien Coleman led Bethune-Cookman with 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting.
The Hawks outrebounded the Wildcats 40-30, but were outscored in the paint 28-18.
SMU has signed a second player from Australia, 6-foot-11 forward Harry Froling, to a national letter of intent. The Mustangs previously signed guard Tom Wilson from Australia.
There's nothing to suggest the Jayhawks won't end up atop the Big 12 for a 13th season in a row. But what about a return to the Final Four?
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
|South Carolina State||12-4||1||19-15|
|North Carolina Central||7-9||6||13-19|
|North Carolina A&T||7-9||6||10-22|