DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Isaiah Bailey had 25 points and 10 rebounds, Joe French added 20 points, and Bethune-Cookman defeated Coppin State 85-80 on Saturday.
The Wildcats led 39-33 at halftime and kept the lead throughout the second half. They led 84-75 after a free throw by Leon Redd with 56 seconds remaining, then held on as Coppin State scored five of the last six points.
Cletrell Pope had 12 points and 15 rebounds for Bethune-Cookman (8-9, 2-1 Mid-Eastern Conference), which has won four straight at home. Wali Parks added 12 points.
Dejuan Clayton scored a season-high 23 points and had six rebounds for the Eagles (4-14, 0-3), whose losing streak reached eight games. Ibn Williams added 18 points. Koby Thomas had 14 points and seven rebounds.
Bethune-Cookman has a home game against Morgan State on Monday. Coppin State takes plays at Florida A&M on Monday.