NCAA Basketball

Florida A&M Rattlers (12-15)


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@ DelSt 
W 97-95
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@ Md-ES 
L 71-81
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vs. Nor 
W 66-63
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vs. SCSt 
W 62-56
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@ B-C 
L 70-72
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Pope leads Bethune-Cookman past Florida A&M 72-70 in OT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Cletrell Pope had 20 points and 16 rebounds as Bethune-Cookman edged Florida A&M 72-70 in overtime on Thursday night.

Rod Melton Jr. and Brendon Myles hit consecutive 3-pointers to give the Rattlers a 70-67 lead with 2:05 remaining, but the Wildcats closed on a 5-0 surge. Pope scored four of the Wildcats' nine points in overtime.

Malik Maitland had 10 points and six assists for Bethune-Cookman (16-14, 10-6 Mid-Eastern Conference), which earned its fifth consecutive home victory. Wali Parks added 10 points.

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Leaders
Points: R. Melton Jr.13.7
Rebounds: D. Jones5.8
Assists: M. Randolph2.7
FG%: R. Melton Jr.41.7%
FT%: N. Core68.0%
3P%: R. Melton Jr.35.9%
Steals: M. Randolph1.7
Blocks: D. Jones1.0
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas28-3
2 Gonzaga31-2
3 Dayton29-2
4 Florida State26-5
5 Baylor26-4
6 San Diego State30-2
7 Creighton24-7
8 Kentucky25-6
9 Michigan State22-9
10 Villanova24-7
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas28-3
2 Gonzaga31-2
3 Dayton29-2
4 Baylor26-4
5 Florida State26-5
6 San Diego State30-2
7 Kentucky25-6
8 Duke25-6
9 Creighton24-7
9 Villanova24-7
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Mid-Eastern Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
North Carolina Central 13-3 18-13
North Carolina A&T 12-4 17-15
Norfolk State 12-4 16-15
Bethune-Cookman 10-6 16-14
Florida A&M 10-6 12-15
Morgan State 9-7 15-16
Coppin State 7-9 11-20
South Carolina State 6-10 11-18
Delaware State 4-12 6-26
Maryland Eastern Shore 4-12 5-27
Howard 1-15 4-29
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 67.6 (279)
Rebounds: 12.0 (31)
Assists: 10.2 (342)
FG%: 42.0% (266)
FT%: 63.5% (342)
3P%: 28.4% (343)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 73.5 (289)
Rebounds: 23.0 (332)
Assists: 12.7 (190)
FG%: 46.0% (320)
FT%: 67.8% (41)
3P%: 30.5% (50)
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