GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Brandon Tabb and Reggie Baker scored 22 points each with Baker making six straight free throws in the final 15 seconds as Bethune-Cookman fended off a surging North Carolina A&T 73-70 on Monday night.
Eliel Gonzalez, who led N. C. A&T with 20 points, hit his fourth 3-pointer with two seconds remaining, slicing Bethune-Cookman’s lead to 71-70, but Baker made his last two free throws and a 3-point attempt missed as time ran out. The loss keeps the Aggies (2-18, 0-15 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) winless against Division I opponents this season.
Bethune-Cookman (8-21, 5-10) had trouble putting the game away after N.C. A&T came within 67-65, missing its next two shots – one Baker drive swatted away by Davaris McGowans, who had four blocks. The Aggies started fouling to get into the bonus, but Baker stepped up at the line.
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