KENNESAW, Ga. -- Tyler Hooker scored eight of his career-high 23 points in the final minutes as Kennesaw State held off Bethune-Cookman 81-74 on Saturday night for its second victory of the season.
Hooker, who made 11 of 18 free-throw attempts, had six free throws and a layup in the final four minutes to help secure Kennesaw State's victory to halt a six-game skid. He also had three assists, five steals and one block.
The Owls, up 33-30 at the half, led throughout the second period but could never pull away from Bethune-Cookman.
Brandon Tabb completed a 4-point play that started the Wildcats on a 9-3 run to close to 63-61 with 6:18 remaining. The Owls made eight free throws to keep Bethune-Cookman at bay to lead 70-63 with 3:29 left.
Shawntrez Davis had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Bethune-Cookman (5-7).
Watts is one of the most dynamic scoring guards in the country and looks to develop his game under coach Tom Izzo's tutelage.
Rocket Watts, the No. 27 overall prospect in the 2019 class, has committed to Michigan State.
UNC Wilmington will open its preseason basketball practices at North Carolina due to lingering effects of Hurricane Florence.
|North Carolina A&T||11-5||1||20-15|
|North Carolina Central||9-7||3||19-16|
|South Carolina St||6-10||6||10-22|