The loss extended Florida A&M's winless season (0-23, 0-10 Mid-Eastern) with six games to go. There have been just eight instances of winless seasons in Division I, the most recent occurrence was by Grambling State (0-27) in 2012-13.
Delaware State (11-13, 5-4) used a 10-0 run in the first half - including a pair of 3-pointers by May - to build a 12-point lead. The Hornets led 41-32 at the break.
The Rattlers cut the deficit to six on Jorge Rosa's 3-pointer with 16:16 left, but Delaware State responded with a 7-0 spurt that put the lead back to 13 with 10:58 left.
The lead eclipsed 20 on Bell's 3-pointer with 6:31 to go.
Jermaine Ruttley paced Florida A&M with a career-high 30 points. Rosa finished with 16 points.