Bethune-Cookman (10-9) won its fifth straight to match its win total from last season.
Bethune-Cookman opened the game with a 17-7 spurt and led 34-24 after Tabb closed the half with a 3-pointer. The Wildcats extended their lead to 17 points following an 11-0 run but Stetson answered by scoring the next 10 points -- with eight coming from the free-throw line.
Stetson's Leo Goodman stepped into a 3-pointer with 7:06 remaining to cut it to 56-50, but Bethune-Cookman went on a 16-4 run -- with five points apiece from Shawntrez Davis and Isaiah Bailey -- to make it 72-54.
Davis and Bailey added 17 points apiece for Bethune-Cookman.
Volusia County's only two Division I programs first met in 1967 and have played each other at least one every year since 2010.
No. 10 Kentucky working out kinks, hosts North Dakota
Tenth-ranked Kentucky returns to action Wednesday against North Dakota with coach John Calipari trying to move his basketball team forward by taking a huge step backward.
It's about a five-hour ride from Clinton, Miss., to Auburn, Ala., but the gap between the Mississippi College and Auburn on the hardwood is more like 5 million miles.
No. 1 Duke hears the noise, hosts Eastern Michigan
The noise could become louder for Duke.