Bethune-Cookman 52, Morgan State 50
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP)—Ron Mitchell’s dunk with 8.7 seconds left to play lifted Bethune-Cookman past Morgan State in a 52-50 win Wednesday night.
Mitchell, who led the Wildcats with 11 points, took a pass in mid-air from guard Josh Cummings and slammed it through the net. This was the fifth win in the past seven games for Bethune-Cookman (8-19, 6-11 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference).
The loss broke a short two-game winning streak for Morgan State (12-16, 10-7), which got 17 points from Jamar Smith and 11 from Ronald Timus.
Morgan State’s Boubacar Coly grabbed a game-high nine rebounds.
John Anderson was the only other Wildcat in double figures. Anderson had ten points.
Morgan State, behind Smith and Timus, had surged to a six-point edge with 7:25 left to play. But Mitchell and Anderson led Bethune-Cookman on a 11-6 run that tied the score at 50 with 2:16 remaining.
That’s where it stayed until Mitchell’s clincher.