Parks, Smith carry Bethune-Cookman over E. Illinois 66-63
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Wali Parks and Houston Smith scored 14 points apiece as Bethune-Cookman edged Eastern Illinois 66-63 on Saturday.
Leon Redd and Isaiah Bailey each added 12 points for the Wildcats (4-2), while Cletrell Pope had a double-double with 10 and 10 rebounds.
Mack Smith had 13 points and six rebounds to lead the Panthers (3-3). Deang Deang added 11 points, while Josiah Wallace scored 10.
Bethune-Cookman led 29-28 at halftime. The Wildcats shot 50% from the floor but were just 3 of 19 from 3-point range, including 0 of 11 in the first half. Eastern Illinois shot 42% overall and 30% from distance (7 of 23).
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