NORFOLK, Va. -- DeShawn Painter scored 18 points to lead five Old Dominion players in double figure as it blew out UNC Wilmington 84-61 in a Colonial Athletic Association matchup Wednesday night.
On top 51-41 with 14:50 remaining, the Monarchs went on a 16-3 run, capped by Bacote's layup to go ahead 67-44 with 8:19 to play.
Old Dominion shot a season-best 58.9 percent (33 of 56) from the floor and set a season high for scoring.
This is Old Dominion's first home victory since Nov. 10th when they beat Morgan State 72-61.
There's nothing to suggest the Jayhawks won't end up atop the Big 12 for a 13th season in a row. But what about a return to the Final Four?
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
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