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Bethune-Cookman Basketball: Previewing the Howard Bison

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Freshman guard RJ Cole is among the nation’s leading scorers, averaging 22.1 points per contest to go along with 6.0 assists and 3.4 rebounds. (Source: HBCU Gameday) (Header: Bethune-Cookman Athletics)

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.

Here’s what you need to know in advance of Saturday’s neutral court showdown between Bethune-Cookman and Howard.
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Second Half Run Propels Bethune-Cookman to 86-80 Win Over South Carolina State

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Shawntrez Davis posted 17 points and 12 rebounds on Wednesday night for his eighth double-double of the season. (Source: Bethune-Cookman Athletics) (Header: Bethune-Cookman Athletics)

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.

Bethune-Cookman put an end to their four game losing streak with the six point win on their home court to ring in the New Year in proper fashion. Continue reading Second Half Run Propels Bethune-Cookman to 86-80 Win Over South Carolina State

Bethune-Cookman Basketball: Previewing the South Carolina State Bulldogs

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Janai Raynor-Powell and the South Carolina State Bulldogs look to end a two-game skid when they visit the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats on Wednesday night in the MEAC opener for both programs. (Source: The Times and Democrat) (Header: Bethune-Cookman Athletics)

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.

Here’s what you need to know in advance of Wednesday’s tilt between South Carolina State and Bethune-Cookman.  Continue reading Bethune-Cookman Basketball: Previewing the South Carolina State Bulldogs

Bethune-Cookman Basketball: Previewing the Washington State Cougars

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Malachi Flynn and the Washington State Cougars have just one win in their last five outings, and are looking to cap off non-conference play with a win over Bethune-Cookman on Friday night. (Source: Washington State Athletics) (Header: Bethune-Cookman Athletics)

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.

Here’s what you need to know in advance of Friday night’s tilt in Pullman, WA between the Cougars and Wildcats. Continue reading Bethune-Cookman Basketball: Previewing the Washington State Cougars

Bethune-Cookman Basketball: Previewing the Washington Huskies

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After missing two games, Brandon Tabb returned to the lineup for Bethune-Cookman against Kennesaw State on December 16th, posting 14 points in 19 minutes off the bench. (Source: Bethune-Cookman Athletics) (Header: Bethune-Cookman Athletics)

SEATTLE, Wash. — Tuesday marks the first of two games for the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats in the state of Washington before the Christmas break.

The Wildcats will take on the Washington Huskies inside the Alaska Airlines Arena, and it’s a game that Bethune-Cookman would like to put forth a strong effort on both ends of the floor, and even come away with an upset victory.

Tuesday’s showdown marks the third game of a four-game road trip for the Wildcats to close out the 2017 calendar year. The team was stuck in Atlanta for an extended time on Monday, as the entire Atlanta Airport lost power, causing delays to over 1,200 flights. It also marks the eighth time that Bethune-Cookman has faced a team from the Pac-12.

Bethune-Cookman is 0-7 all-time against teams from the conference. Their last contest was back on November 17th, 2015, when they well to the Arizona State Sun Devils, 49-39.

Here’s everything you need to know in advance of Tuesday’s showdown. Continue reading Bethune-Cookman Basketball: Previewing the Washington Huskies

Bethune-Cookman Basketball: Previewing the South Florida Bulls

In his first season at Bethune-Cookman, forward Shawntrez Davis has six double-doubles through his first 10 games. (Source: Bethune-Cookman Athletics) (Header: Bethune-Cookman Athletics)

TAMPA, Fla. — Thursday night marks the beginning of a four-game road swing for the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats, one that will eventually take them to the other side of the country for a pair of games in the state of Washington.

Up first, the Wildcats have a rematch from last season with the South Florida Bulls. Bethune-Cookman squandered a 19-point lead last season, and ultimately fell in overtime to the Bulls, 79-73. Thursday night marks the 16th meeting between the Wildcats and South Florida, with the Bulls holding a 14-1 advantage in the all-time series.

The Wildcats enter the game on the heels of a 67-53 win over the Cal Poly Mustangs in their last outing, and have won four of their last six contests. On the flip side, the Bulls enter Thursday night on a four-game losing streak, and are looking to get back on the right track.

Here’s what you need to know in advance of Thursday night’s showdown inside the USF Sun Dome. Continue reading Bethune-Cookman Basketball: Previewing the South Florida Bulls