DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Brandon Tabb scored 26 points, hitting half of Bethune-Cookman's 12 3-pointers, and the Wildcats turned back Grambling 87-78 on Tuesday night.
Bethune-Cookman had seven 3s, four from Tabb, and made 17 of 33 overall to lead 44-35 at the half.
Diontae Jones scored eight straight points to pull Grambling into a tie at 53. That's when Tabb took over, hitting three 3s and a pair of free throws to push the lead back to 12 midway through the half.
Grambling (0-4) clawed back within seven with under a minute to play but Tabb broke free for a dunk and Houston Smith hit two free throws.
Jones had 20 points and Ivy Smith Jr. 18 for the Tigers.