Diakite scored 10 points and grabbed 15 boards, and with the Wildcats up 17-11, his dunk 12:40 before intermission started a 13-5 run that included a pair of 3-pointers by Armani Collins and another from Houston Smith for a 14-point lead three minutes later. Coppin State responded with a 14-3 run to reduce its deficit to 36-31, but the Wildcats got a pair of 3s from Isaiah Bailey and Davis to close the half with a 42-31 lead.
Keandre Fair's jumper after intermission marked the last time the Eagles got within double figures. Bailey scored eight straight with a pair of 3s and two free throws, Collins followed with a 3 and Bailey's dunk with 12:42 left made the margin 60-38.
Davis also scored 22 points and Bethune-Cookman (12-11, 6-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) made 14 of 29 from 3-point range and had a 42-26 rebounding advantage. Collins scored 12.
Lamar Morgan led the Eagles (4-21, 4-6) with 16 points and Davis, 14.
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|North Carolina A&T||9-3||2||14-12|
|North Carolina Central||8-5||3.5||13-14|
|South Carolina State||5-7||6||7-21|