DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats came out of the gates strong on Saturday afternoon, and the Florida A&M Rattlers were never able to recover.
Bethune-Cookman had five players score at least 16 points, and they used an 11-0 out of the gate to put the Rattlers against the wall early. The Wildcats never trailed in their 99-81 win over Florida A&M on Saturday afternoon inside the historic Moore Gymnasium.
With the win, the Wildcats remain perfect in MEAC play, pushing their record to 4-0. The Rattlers fall to 1-3 in conference play, and have lost three straight.
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. — Don’t look now, but the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats are tied atop the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference standings. The Wildcats used a second-half comeback to top the Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks on Monday night, 89-84.
It marks the third straight win for Bethune-Cookman after a four game losing streak that brought them to the end of 2017.
In the MEAC preseason poll, the Wildcats were picked to finish ninth out of the 13 teams in the league. Through three games, Bethune-Cookman has proven the voters wrong, and look like a team that could very well take home the conference title come the end of February.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Another snow storm has been wreaking havoc on the East Coast of the United States of America.
Snow has been falling down in the state of Florida, which is unusual to say the least. Up farther, snow and sub-zero temperatures in Washington, D.C. caused infrastructure damage to Burr Gymnasium, which caused a time and location change for Saturday’s tilt between the host Howard Bison and the visiting Bethune-Cookman Wildcats.
According to Bethune-Cookman men’s basketball on Twitter on Friday, the game was moved from 4pm to 6pm EST, and the game was going to be played at nearby Trinity Washington University. For those who are wondering, it’s about a five-minute drive from Burr Gymnasium to Trinity Washington University.
Saturday marks the second game of conference play for both teams. The Wildcats are tied atop the conference standings at 1-0, while the Bison fell in their first outing. Both are looking to pick up a win and give themselves a boost of momentum as conference play kicks into high gear.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — They had to sweat it out a little bit, but the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats opened the 2018 calendar year on the right foot with an 86-80 win over the visiting South Carolina State Bulldogs in the MEAC opener for both teams.
Wednesday night was a game of runs for both teams, as South Carolina State used a 14-5 run to close the first half to take a 10-point lead into the break. Then, in the second frame, Bethune-Cookman used a 13-0 run to claw their way back before the midway point to make things interesting.
From there, things were back and forth before Jeffrey Altidort put the home side ahead for good with under five minutes to play. Altidort’s three pointer with 4:53 left on the clock gave the Wildcats a 72-71 lead, and they wouldn’t trail the rest of the way.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The 2017 calendar year is nothing but a distant memory.
With 2018 now in full swing, both the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats and the South Carolina State Bulldogs are hoping that the New Year brings with it new fortunes on the hardwood. Both teams struggled to close out 2017 and non-conference play, and they are hoping that they can get back on the right track in the New Year.
The Wildcats lost four straight games to close out the year, and have lost six of their last seven outings overall. As for the Bulldogs, they come into Wednesday night riding a two game losing streak of their own following a two game winning streak, and are hoping to get back to their winning ways.
With the match-up marking the start of MEAC play for both teams, there’s no better time than right now to get a win and build some momentum as the grind of conference play gets under way.
PULLMAN, Wash. — Friday night’s contest between the visiting Bethune-Cookman Wildcats and the host Washington Cougars marks the end of non-conference play for both programs.
With the way both teams have been playing as of late, a win would do wonders as conference is set to begin following the Christmas break.
For Bethune-Cookman, Friday night marks their final game of the 2017 calendar year. They open up MEAC play on January 3rd against the South Carolina State Bulldogs at home in Daytona Beach, FL. As for the Cougars, they head on the road to face the UCLA Bruins on December 29th.
The road gets considerably tougher for both teams, as conference play is always full of surprises. Bethune-Cookman will look to close out their four game road swing with a win over Washington State, while the Cougars will look to bounce back from a loss in their last outing.