Tavakalyan was 7 of 16 from the floor and Okolue was 8 of 13 and grabbed 12 rebounds. Jonathan Mitchell didn't miss a shot, going 5 of 5 from the floor and made all three of his free-throw attempts for the Hornets, who shot 42 percent from the field.
Malachi Hall scored 12 points on 6-of-11 shooting to lead Cairn.
Antoine Nunnally, who finished with nine points, made a jumper and free throw to pull Cairn to 21-11 with 9:41 to play in the first half. Ameer Bennett answered for Delaware State with a pair of free throws and Mitchell added a dunk and Cairn didn't get closer.
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|North Carolina A&T||11-5||1||20-15|
|North Carolina Central||9-7||3||19-16|
|South Carolina St||6-10||6||10-22|