DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Armani Collins sank seven 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 27 points Saturday, Isaiah Bailey got his first triple-double and Bethune-Cookman defeated Savannah State 121-92 in a showdown of Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference leaders.
Both teams entered the game tied for first with North Carolina A&T but Bethune-Cookman dominated, getting a jumper from Houston Smith early in the opening half to extend the advantage to 21-11 and spark a 14-2 run that gave the Wildcats a double-digit advantage the rest of the way.
Bailey slammed in a dunk with just over eight minutes left to play to give B-CU (17-12, 11-3) its largest lead of the game, 104-62, and finished with 19 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. The Wildcats shot 56 percent (45 of 80), getting a single-game program record 35 assists, and controlled the glass 59-42.
Shawntrez Davis had 19 points and 11 rebounds, Brandon Tabb got 20 points, Soufiyane Diakite hauled in 13 rebounds and Jeffrey Altidort sank all five of his shots, including four 3-pointers, to add 15 points for Bethune-Cookman, which hosts NC A&T on Monday.
Savannah State (13-16, 10-4) had four players in double figures, including Ty'lik Evans with 20 points and 10 rebounds.
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Joshua Patton was 8 of 11 from the floor for 19 points and Marcus Graves added 14 while dishing out 10 assists as Sacramento State shut down Division II Holy Names in the second half for an 81-56 victory on Tuesday night.