DOVER, Del. -- Brandon Tabb sank five 3-pointers and had 26 points to help lead Bethune-Cookman to an 85-78 win over Delaware State on Saturday.
Isaiah Bailey added 23 points, going 14 for 15 from the free-throw line, Shawntrez Davis had 12 points and nine rebounds and Malik Maitland had 10 points for Bethune-Cookman (11-9, 5-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). The Wildcats were 24 for 49 from the field and 28 of 34 from the line to match their best conference start in program history.
Leading 42-29 at the break, Bethune-Cookman had to scramble in the second half as Delaware State opened with a 19-5 run, getting a pair of free throws from Joseph Lewis to edge into its only lead, 48-47, with 13:29 to play.
Isaiah Bailey then drained a 3-pointer at the end to spark a 14-2 run and Bethune-Cookman never trailed again.
Reed knocks down 3 to extend Clemson's lead
Marcquise Reed makes a deep three-pointer to give Clemson an 11-point lead over Akron.
Sayles dunk keeps Akron close
Jaden Sayles hangs on the rim after a dunk that keeps Akron in the game against Clemson.
Jackson gets Akron back in game with three-pointer
Loren Cristian Jackson makes his second of back-to-back three pointers for Akron, cutting Clemson's lead to 6.