PRINCESS ANNE, Md. -- Brandon Tabb scored 28 points, with seven 3-pointers, and grabbed eight rebounds to help Bethune-Cookman beat Maryland-Eastern Shore 89-84 on Monday night.
Tabb was 7 of 14 from distance and the rest of Bethune-Cookman was 2 of 16. He added seven free throws as the Wildcats, the worst free-throw shooting team in the conference at 64 percent, went 24 of 30.
Diakite had 20 points and 11 boards for Bethune-Cookman (8-9, 3-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), which erased a nine-point, second-half deficit. Bailey added 18 points with six assists and Shawntrez Davis scored 10.
The rebuilding Wildcats are set to raise the 2018 national championship banner next week -- and also lower expectations for the season to come after multiple NBA departures.
Michigan coach John Beilein can't yell or throw a chest pass yet after his offseason heart surgery, but the coach says he is ready for the upcoming season -- and fully expects to be recovered by that time.
Former Memphis All-American and NBA All-Star Penny Hardaway tipped off his first camp as new coach of the Tigers, and he's "really anxious" to get to work.
|North Carolina A&T||11-5||1||20-15|
|North Carolina Central||9-7||3||19-16|
|South Carolina St||6-10||6||10-22|