DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Malik Maitland scored 17 points and distributed seven assists and Bethune-Cookman won its second straight by beating North Carolina A&T 69-53 on Monday night
Bethune-Cookman (10-13, 5-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) has won four of its last six with all of the wins coming at home. The Aggies (11-11, 6-2) have dropped two straight following a seven-game win streak.
Quavius Copeland's layup gave the Aggies an 18-9 lead before the Wildcats made five of their last six shot attempts and trailed 28-24 at the break. Later, Cletrell Pope made a layup to make it a tie at 44-all. That started a 19-5 run, and Pope's dunk with 2:37 left made it a 61-49 lead that was never challenged.
Aaren Edmead led the Aggies with 14 points. NCA&T missed 22 of 30 shots in the second half.
Slater attacks the rim with 1-handed jam
Villanova's Brandon Slater pump fakes then drives to the hoop for the slam.
Swider's 3 gives Villanova a 17-2 lead
Villanova shows great ball movement to find Cole Swider for a 3-pointer.
Gillespie on fire early from beyond the arc
Collin Gillespie knocks down two straight 3-pointers to give Villanova an early 8-0 lead.