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Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (0-0)


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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1 Gonzaga31-1
2 Illinois24-7
3 Baylor28-2
4 Michigan23-5
5 Alabama26-7
6 Houston28-4
7 Ohio State21-10
8 Iowa22-9
9 Texas19-8
10 Arkansas25-7
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1 Baylor28-2
2 Gonzaga31-1
3 Houston28-4
4 Michigan23-5
5 Alabama26-7
6 Arkansas25-7
7 UCLA22-10
8 Illinois24-7
9 USC25-8
10 Florida State18-7
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Prairie View A&M 13-0 16-5
Jackson State 11-0 12-6
Texas Southern 10-3 17-9
Grambling State 9-6 12-12
Southern University 8-6 8-11
Alcorn State 6-7 6-13
Alabama A&M 4-9 6-9
Alabama State 4-14 4-14
UAPB 3-12 4-21
Mississippi Valley State 2-13 2-22
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