DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Stanton Kidd made 11 of 14 shots from the field en route to 23 points and Ray Willis hit all 13 of his free-throw attempts to help North Carolina Central pull away from Bethune-Cookman 75-66 Monday in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference play.
Willis finished with 26 points for NC Central, which shot 54.5 percent (24 of 44). The Eagles (10-7, 3-0) have shot 56 percent (114 of 203) during their four-game winning streak.
NC Central scored the first the first seven points of the second half to jump ahead 35-32. Bethune-Cookman's Alex Smith tied the game at 40 with a dunk but the Eagles used a 15-5 run over the next 5 minutes to pull away.
Kidd's dunk with 6:04 remaining made it 55-45 and Willis scored 10 of NC Central's last 16 points to seal the win.
Adrien Coleman led Bethune-Cookman (6-12, 1-2) with 18 points.
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|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|