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by: David S. Williams
Men's Basketball to Play at Bethune-Cookman Monday
Courtesy: Stetson University  
Release:  12/02/2012
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The Stetson men's basketball team travels to Daytona Beach on Monday to take on Volusia County rival Bethune-Cookman.  The Hatters (2-3) will look to snap a two-game losing streak against the Wildcats (2-6) at 7:00 p.m. in Moore Gym.

Following a hard fought 63-54 loss at home to USF on Nov. 26, Stetson traveled to Richmond and dropped a 92-56 game at VCU on Nov. 28.  The Rams, who are receiving votes in most national polls, were a final four team just two seasons ago.

On Monday the Hatters will look to get back to the winning ways they saw in the middle of November, which included a pair of 22-point victories over Florida A&M and Southeastern.  Stetson has used unselfish play throughout its first five games, and was in fact leading the nation in assists per game with a mark of 20.0 when the NCAA released statistics for the first time on Nov. 26.

In Bethune-Cookman, Stetson faces a team in just its second home contest, holding a record of 2-6 with seven of eight tilts coming on the road.  The Wildcats recently fell to Florida A&M in Tallahassee by a score of 75-67, a team that the Hatters topped 88-66 back on Nov. 13.

The Hatters have a history of success against B-CU, holding a 19-5 advantage in the all-time series, but since 1997 the two teams have alternated victories during the last seven meetings.  Last year, Stetson won 65-60 in the season-opener.  In the Wildcats favor is that they have had much more success at home, trailing the Hatters just 4-3 in Daytona Beach.

Monday's game can be heard live on WSBB 1230 AM in New Smyrna, 1490 AM in DeLand, or online at  Head over to our Broadcast Information page for instructions on how to listen to the game from your computer or smart phone.  Live Stats, the @StetsonMBB Twitter feed, and Hat-Alerts are also available for in-game updates.

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