Javoris Bryant added nine points and 11 rebounds for the Wildcats (6-11, 1-1), who won the rebounding battle 42-33.
Lamont Middleton paced the Aggies (7-10, 0-2) with 25 points, including a 9 of 10 performance at the foul line.
Bethune-Cookman trailed 35-31 with 2:48 left in the first half but closed out the period with a 3 from Jackson and a layup and 3-pointer from Dukes for a 39-35 lead.
The Aggies came back and led 47-43 with 13:39 left. The lead changed hands five times from there, and the teams were tied 56-all with 5:55 left when Dukes hit a 3-point shot and added two free throws after a technical foul by North Carolina A&T. Dukes' 3-pointer sparked a 16-1 Wildcat run for a 72-57 advantage.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
|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|