The MEAC title is projected to go through Daytona, Florida.
Bethune-Cookman was tabbed as the pre-season favorite during the MEAC basketball teleconference on Thursday afternoon. Under Coach Ryan Ridler, the Wildcats captured a share of the MEAC Championship while finishing 12-4 in MEAC play and 18-14 overall. Ridler’s hot start landed him in the BCU record books as he won the most games out of any 1st season head coach in school history.
Its overall record of 18-14 also ranks 2nd all-time in BCU history in terms of winning percentage.
There’s still more work to do as the Wildcats bring four starters and nine players back this season. Back-to-back MEAC Tournament Champion North Carolina Central was picked second followed by Norfolk State in 3rd.
The rest of the projections are listed below.
2) North Carolina Central
3) Norfolk State
5) North Carolina A&T State
6) Morgan State
7) Florida A&M
8) Savannah State
9) Coppin State
10) South Carolina State
11) Maryland Eastern Shore
12) Delaware State