KENNESAW, Ga. -- Tyler Hooker scored eight of his career-high 23 points in the final minutes as Kennesaw State held off Bethune-Cookman 81-74 on Saturday night for its second victory of the season.
Hooker, who made 11 of 18 free-throw attempts, had six free throws and a layup in the final four minutes to help secure Kennesaw State's victory to halt a six-game skid. He also had three assists, five steals and one block.
The Owls, up 33-30 at the half, led throughout the second period but could never pull away from Bethune-Cookman.
Brandon Tabb completed a 4-point play that started the Wildcats on a 9-3 run to close to 63-61 with 6:18 remaining. The Owls made eight free throws to keep Bethune-Cookman at bay to lead 70-63 with 3:29 left.
Shawntrez Davis had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Bethune-Cookman (5-7).
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|North Carolina A&T||13-3||1||19-13|
|North Carolina Central||10-6||4||18-16|
|South Carolina State||5-11||9||8-26|