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.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore season.
Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame says he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to school for a final season.
|South Carolina State||12-4||1||19-15|
|North Carolina Central||7-9||6||13-19|
|North Carolina A&T||7-9||6||10-22|