DOVER, Del. -- Cletrell Pope scored 19 points with 12 rebounds and Isaiah Bailey added 16 points, including the winning free throw with 6 seconds left, and Bethune-Cookman beat Delaware State 71-70 on Monday night.
Pinky Wiley put the Hornets up 70-69 with two from the line with 13 seconds to go, but Bailey sank both of his free throws for the win and a layup by Delaware State's John Crosby at the buzzer missed.
Malik Maitland scored 12 points for the Wildcats (13-13, 7-5 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference).
Crosby scored 15 points with six rebounds and Ameer Bennett added 11 points for Delaware State (3-22, 2-9), which has lost five straight. Myles Carter added 14 points and eight rebounds and Wiley scored 10 points and made four steals.
Bethune-Cookman plays South Carolina State at home on Saturday. Delaware State faces Coppin State on the road on Saturday.
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