Pope leads Bethune-Cookman past Florida A&M 72-70 in OT
- No. 2 Baylor escapes in return, now 18-0
- Spartans end No. 5 Illinois' 7-game run
- No. 14 Texas gets by No. 17 Kansas in OT
- McGuirl sparks K-State by No. 7 Sooners
- Georgia Tech rolls past No. 16 Va. Tech
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Cletrell Pope had 20 points and 16 rebounds as Bethune-Cookman edged Florida A&M 72-70 in overtime on Thursday night.
Rod Melton Jr. and Brendon Myles hit consecutive 3-pointers to give the Rattlers a 70-67 lead with 2:05 remaining, but the Wildcats closed on a 5-0 surge. Pope scored four of the Wildcats' nine points in overtime.
Malik Maitland had 10 points and six assists for Bethune-Cookman (16-14, 10-6 Mid-Eastern Conference), which earned its fifth consecutive home victory. Wali Parks added 10 points.
Melton had 19 points for the Rattlers (12-15, 10-6). MJ Randolph added 14 points and 10 rebounds. Evins Desir had 13 points. Randolph split a pair of free throws with two seconds left to force overtime tied 63-all.
The Wildcats leveled the season series against the Rattlers with the win. Florida A&M defeated Bethune-Cookman 73-67 on Feb. 1.
For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP-Top25
This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com
Elements of this were generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com
Updated March 5, 2020