NORFOLK, Va. -- DeShawn Painter scored 18 points to lead five Old Dominion players in double figure as it blew out UNC Wilmington 84-61 in a Colonial Athletic Association matchup Wednesday night.
On top 51-41 with 14:50 remaining, the Monarchs went on a 16-3 run, capped by Bacote's layup to go ahead 67-44 with 8:19 to play.
Old Dominion shot a season-best 58.9 percent (33 of 56) from the floor and set a season high for scoring.
This is Old Dominion's first home victory since Nov. 10th when they beat Morgan State 72-61.
Authorities say former Michigan State basketball player Keith Appling has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon and other crimes.
Point guard Jaylen Fisher, who reopened his recruitment after coaching changes at UNLV, has committed to TCU over a long list of schools.
Forward Kennedy Meeks, who has averaged 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds at North Carolina, has pulled out of the NBA draft and will return to the Tar Heels.
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