Diawara lifts Stetson over Bethune-Cookman 72-67

The Associated Press

DELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Mahamadou Diawara had a season-high 22 points plus 10 rebounds, including two free throws in the final seconds of the game to allow Stetson to post a 72-67 win over Bethune-Cookman on Tuesday night.

The Wildcats got within three points, 70-67 on two free throws from Isaiah Bailey with :19 left. Diawara answered by hitting the first of two free throws with :13 remaining. Bailey missed a 3 and Diawara pulled down the rebound, drew a foul and hit the first of two free throws to set the final score.

Christiaan Jones had 16 points and six rebounds for Stetson (5-5).

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Malik Maitland had 16 points for the Wildcats (5-4). Leon Redd added 13 points. Isaiah Bailey had 11 rebounds.

Stetson faces VMI on the road on Saturday. Bethune-Cookman takes on Jacksonville on the road on Saturday.

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