DELAND, Fla. -- Willie Green scored 18 points as Stetson held off a late charge by Bethune-Cookman to win 56-52 on Tuesday night.
Stetson (1-9) was up 41-23 at halftime, but only scored 15 second-half points. The Hatters made 15 of 29 shots in the first half and only 5 of 22 after the intermission.
Troy Simmons' bucket pulled Bethune-Cookman within one at 51-50 with 2:22 left. Stetson's Green made two free throws a minute later to extend its lead to three points. After a Bethune-Cookman basket, Green answered again and Brian Pegg made 1 of 2 free throws with 3 seconds left to seal the win.
It was Corey Williams' first career win as head coach of Stetson.
NBA fans will be looking forward to their newest players making plays like this next season.
Tim Legler and Brad Daugherty analyze Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram, the top two picks in the NBA draft, and agree that Simmons will have a more immediate impact.
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|South Carolina State||12-4||1||19-15|
|North Carolina Central||7-9||6||13-19|
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