Scores

Final

S Carolina St 53

(5-26, 0-16 MEAC)

Bethune-Cookman 62

(16-16, 11-5 MEAC)

    6:30 PM ET, March 6, 2012

    Lawrence Joel Coliseum, Winston-salem, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    SCST 18 3553
    COOK 27 3562

    Top Performers

    South Carolina St: P. Bell 12 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Bethune-Cookman: S. Elliott 16 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Bethune-Cookman 62, SC State 53

    Associated Press

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Stanley Elliott scored 16 points to lead Bethune-Cookman to a 62-53 win over South Carolina State on Tuesday night in the opening round of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament.

    The fourth-seeded Wildcats (16-16) advanced to the quarterfinals where they will take on fifth-seeded North Carolina Central on Thursday night.

    Kevin Dukes added 13 points and Ricky Johnson had 10 for Bethune-Cookman, which has won three straight games overall and has now beat the Bulldogs in all three meetings between the teams this season.

    The Wildcats opened this time on a 6-0 run and never trailed in the contest, taking a 27-18 halftime lead and securing the win as each team scored 35 points in the second half.

    Khalif Toombs led 13th-seeded South Carolina State (5-26) with 13 points, while both Presano Bell and Brandon Riley chipped in 12 apiece. The Bulldogs closed their season on an eight-game losing skid.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SCST
    COOK
    Points 53 62
    FG Made-Attempted 17-42 (.405) 23-50 (.460)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-14 (.143) 2-10 (.200)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-20 (.850) 14-23 (.609)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 9

    2011-12 Season

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