DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Cletrell Pope scored a career-high 29 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, Leon Redd scored a go-ahead 3-pointer and Bethune-Cookman finished on a 12-5 run to beat Morgan State 85-78 on Monday night.
Pope shot 9 for 11 from the field.
Malik Maitland scored 17 points and made six assists and his layup tied it at 73 with 2:34 left to play. Redd hit his 3-pointer and Wali Parks added a 3 in the winning run.
Isaiah Bailey added 14 points for Bethune-Cookman (9-9, 3-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), which earned its fifth consecutive home victory. Pope also made four steals.
Troy Baxter had 22 points and seven rebounds for the Bears (8-11, 2-2). David Syfax Jr. added 16 points and Stanley Davis had 12.
Bethune-Cookman takes on NC Central at home on Saturday. Morgan State matches up against Howard at home on Saturday.
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