Bethune Cookman scored its last 11 points from the free throw line to hold off Howard University, 73-67 in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game at Burr Gymnasium.
The Wildcats (11-14, 8-3 in the MEAC) controlled the game from the opening tip, getting out to an early 17-6 lead and taking a 37-29 lead to the locker room. Bethune Cookman’s Kevin Dukes led all scorers with 12 first half points as the visitors shot 57 percent (13 of 23) from the field. Howard (7-19, 4-9 in the MEAC) was led by freshman Prince Okoroh’s nine points.
Bethune Cookman continued its success in the second half and went on a 21-16 run to take a 58-45 lead at the 5:37 mark.
Howard clawed its way back in the game on the scoring of senior guard Glenn Andrews, who
tallied 12 of his team-high 15 points in the second half and freshman Simuel Frazier, who added all 14 of his points in the second half.
The Bison were able to get the deficit to four at 64-60 with 1:15 remaining, but the Wildcats
converted on 16 of 20 free throws to hold off the young Bison and preserve the victory.
In addition to Duke’s 19 points, the Wildcats got balanced scoring from Anthony Breeze with 12 and Adrien Coleman and Javoris Bryant with 11 each.
Andrews led Howard with 15 on 5 of 8 shooting from the three-point line and Frazier and Okoroh contributed 14 and 11 respectively.
Courtesy of Howard-Bison