STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut says R.J. Cole will join its men's basketball as a transfer from Howard University.
The 6-1 point guard from Union, New Jersey, will sit...
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Tyrell Gumbs-Frater had 22 points as Coastal Carolina beat Howard 81-72 in the College Basketball Invitational first round on Wednesday night.
Whitley scores 24 to lead Norfolk St. over Howard 75-69
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Steven Whitley had a season-high 24 points as Norfolk State got past Howard 75-69 in the Mid-Eastern Conference Tourney semifinals on Friday night.
Howard meets Norfolk State in MEAC semis
Howard (17-15, 11-6) vs. No. 1 seed Norfolk State (20-12, 15-2)
Mid-Eastern Conference Tourney Semifinals, Norfolk Scope Arena, Norfolk, Virginia; Friday, 5 p.m. EDT
Cole scores 36 to lead Howard past Norfolk St. 98-95
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — RJ Cole had a season-high 36 points as Howard narrowly defeated Norfolk State 98-95 on Thursday night.
Cole hit 7 of 10 3-pointers and shot 9 for 11 from the foul line....
Norfolk State looks to extend streak vs Howard
Howard (15-15, 9-6) vs. Norfolk State (19-11, 14-1)
Echols Hall, Norfolk, Virginia; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Norfolk State looks for its seventh straight win in the...
Dotson, Savannah State host Howard
Howard (14-15, 8-6) vs. Savannah State (10-18, 7-7)
Tiger Arena, Savannah, Georgia; Saturday, 6 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as RJ Cole and Howard will face...
Morgan State looks to end streak vs Howard
Howard (13-15, 7-6) vs. Morgan State (8-17, 3-9)
Hill Field House, Baltimore; Monday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Howard looks to extend Morgan State's conference losing streak to six...
Jackson, Gantz lift NC A&T past Howard 85-81
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ronald Jackson had 16 points to lead five North Carolina A&T players in double figures as the Aggies edged past Howard 85-81 on Saturday. Milik Gantz added 15 points for the Aggies. Amari Hamilton chipped in 13, Ibrahim Sylla scored 10 and Aaren Edmead had 10. Gantz also had seven rebounds for the Aggies, while Sylla posted three blocks.
N.C. A&T (14-11, 9-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) totaled 60 points in the first half, a season high for the team.
Cole scores 32 to carry Howard over Bethune-Cookman 79-73
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — RJ Cole had a season-high 32 points as Howard topped Bethune-Cookman 79-73 on Monday night.
Cole hit 4 of 6 3-pointers and shot 14 for 15 from the foul line. He added six rebounds and six assists.
Charles Williams had 20 points for Howard (12-13, 6-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), which earned its fourth consecutive road victory. Raymond Bethea Jr. added 13 points. Akuwovo Ogheneyole had 10 rebounds for the visiting team.
Howard beats Florida A&M 70-66
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — RJ Cole had 20 points with six 3-pointers and Charles Williams added 15 points to help Howard snap Florida A&M's five-game winning streak 70-66 on Saturday.
The Bison (11-13, 5-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) took the lead for good at 66-64 on Williams' jumper with 1:03 left. Cole's layup with 20 seconds left pushed the lead to four and Kyle Foster's free throws with six seconds left capped the scoring.
Norfolk State rallies from 24 down, beats Howard 80-78
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mastadi Pitt made a pair of foul shots with two seconds left and Norfolk State rallied from a 24-point, second-half deficit to beat Howard 80-78 on Saturday and remain unbeaten in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
Jordan Butler led the Spartans with 21 points and 10 rebounds. The final score was the Spartans' only lead. They trailed 45-30 at halftime and were down by 24 after Howard went on a 10-1 run to start the second half.
Howard trio lead Bison past Maryland-Eastern Shore
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Charles Williams scored 21 points with five 3-pointers and Charles Lott added 20 on 9-of-13 shooting as Howard won its second straight, beating Maryland-Eastern Shore 72-57 on Monday night.
Howard led 31-25 at halftime. Five-and-a-half minutes into the second half, Tyler Jones buried a pair of jump shots and the Hawks closed to within 42-38. But the Bison put together an 18-6 run over the next six minutes to take control with Lott scoring seven during the run.
Williams scores 30 to lead Howard past Delaware State 80-74
WASHINGTON (AP) — Charles Williams matched his season high with 30 points as Howard topped Delaware State 80-74 on Saturday.
RJ Cole had 19 points for Howard (9-12, 3-3 Mid-Eastern Conference), which broke its four-game home losing streak. Chad Lott added 15 points and six assists. Cole and Lott combined for 11 of the Bison's 18 assists.
Harvard hits 12 3s, beats Howard 84-71
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justin Bassey scored 18 points with four 3-pointers, Robert Baker added his second career double-double and Harvard defeated Howard 84-71 on Monday.
Harvard led by 14 at halftime and opened the second half with back-to-back dunks by Baker plus another from Chris Lewis to lead 51-33 and Howard didn't get closer than nine thereafter.
Howard takes out SC St 71-67 in OT behind Cole’s 26 pts
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — RJ Cole scored 26 points, distributed six assists and grabbed four rebounds and Howard snapped its two-game skid beating South Carolina State 71-67 in overtime on Saturday.
Howard (8-11, 2-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) got 19 points and six rebounds from Chad Lott and the Bison finished 12 of 15 from the free throw line. South Carolina State (4-16, 2-2) saw its two-game win streak come to an end.
Morgan State beats Howard 89-86 in overtime
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stanley Davis scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Sherwyn Devonish-Prince made four free throws in a game-deciding 9-0 run in overtime, and Morgan State beat Howard 89-86 on Tuesday night to end a two-game skid.
Parks sparks Bethune-Cookman in win over Howard
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mark Gordon scored 22 points and hit 5 of 7 3-pointers, Wali Parks scored 10 points, including nine straight in a game-changing 11-2 run in the final 2:01, and Bethune-Cookman beat Howard 71-63 on Saturday.
Cletrell Pope scored 13 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for his ninth double-double for the Wildcats (6-10, 1-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), who held the Bison to 31-percent shooting and led 36-30 at halftime.
Florida A&M snaps streak, beats Howard 82-72 in MEAC opener
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justin Ravenel scored 20 points and led five players into double-figure scoring as Florida A&M snapped a five-game losing streak by knocking off Howard, 82-72 to win a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opener Saturday.
Florida A&M played nonconference games in Jamaica, Chicago, Memphis, Salt Lake City and had trips to Oregon and California in the preseason, and played just one home game since November 10.
George Washington holds off DC rival Howard 70-64
WASHINGTON (AP) — DJ Williams scored 18 points and Terry Nolan Jr. 17, including a 3-pointer in the final seconds, and George Washington held off District of Columbia rival Howard 70-64 on Friday night.
Big 3 lead Howard past American 85-83
WASHINGTON (AP) — Howard's Big Three of Chad Lott, RJ Cole and Charles Williams teamed up to score 65 points and Howard made 6 of 8 free throws in the final 27 seconds to hold off American University 85-83 on Saturday.
Howard dominates Regent in 108-51 win behind Cole’s 20 pts
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — RJ Cole scored 20 points with seven assists and six rebounds and Howard beat NCCAA-member Regent 108-51 on Tuesday night.
Cole led four players in double figures and Howard (3-0) saw 13 players enter the scoring column. Charles Williams scored 14 and Kyle Foster and Langston Gaither each scored 10. Zion Cousins grabbed 11 rebounds in 17 minutes of play for Howard.
Lott, Cole power Howard past Washington Adventist, 115-91
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chad Lott scored 18 first-half points and RJ Cole scored 17 in the second and Howard pulled away from NAIA-member Washington Adventist for a 115-91 victory in the Bison's season opener on Wednesday night.
Shyheim Gilkerson's layup with 6:10 left in the first half got the Shock within two, 32-30, but Lott hit a jumper and knocked down a 3 and Howard went into intermission with a 46-40 advantage after Washington Adventist's Charles Vine hit a 3 at the buzzer.
Williams and Cole lead Howard past Coppin State
BALTIMORE (AP) — Charles Williams scored 29 points and RJ Cole had 25 points and 10 assists as Howard beat Coppin State 78-71 on Thursday night.
After leading by as many as 12, the Bison (10-22, 7-9 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) needed a late run to hold off Coppin State.
Howard led by four at halftime after erasing and early lead for the Eagles (5-11, 5-26) with a 26-9 run.
Long, Bungei have double-doubles as Norfolk St. beats Howard
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Long and Preston Bungei each had a double-double on Monday night to help Norfolk State beat Howard 79-74 for its fifth win in a row and ninth in the last 10 games.
The Spartans (13-17, 11-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) moved into a three-way tie with Hampton and Bethune-Cookman atop the conference standings. Norfolk State hosts Hampton on Thursday in the regular-season finale and the Wildcats play at Florida A&M.
Cole, Williams lift Howard past Delaware State 93-74
WASHINGTON (AP) — RJ Cole and Charles Williams scored 25 apiece and Howard dominated Delaware State in a 93-74 victory Saturday, halting a two-game slide.
Cole, a 6-foot-1 freshman guard, has scored in double figures in all 30 games this season. Williams, a 6-6 sophomore, has reached double-digit scoring in 27 games.
North Carolina Central beats Howard 83-66
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Jordan Perkins had 13 points and 14 assists on Monday night and North Carolina Central beat Howard 83-66.
Dominique Reid made all seven of his shots from the field and finished with 16 points and eight rebounds for the Eagles (14-13, 8-5 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Reginald Gardner Jr. was 4 of 5 from 3-point range for 12 points, Larry McKnight Jr. scored 11 and Raasean Davis added 10 points.
McGowens’ double-double leads NC A&T past Howard 83-69
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Davaris McGowens scored 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and North Carolina A&T defeated Howard 83-69 on Saturday.
Denzel Keyes and Devonte Boykins each scored 18 for North Carolina A&T (16-11, 9-3) which ended a two-game losing streak for the Aggies who are tied for second in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference with Bethune-Cookman. Kameron Langley added 11 points for the Aggies.
Howard cruises to 84-56 win over Maryland-Eastern Shore
WASHINGTON (AP) — Charles Williams scored 28 points on Monday night, RJ Cole had 18 points, nine rebounds, six assists and two steals and Howard used three big first-half runs to pull away for an 84-56 win over Maryland-Eastern Shore.
Cole scores 24 points, Howard beats Florida A&M 83-80 in OT
WASHINGTON (AP) — RJ Cole scored 24 points with five rebounds and eight assists and Howard beat Florida A&M 83-80 in overtime on Saturday.
The Bison (7-17, 4-4 MEAC) led all of overtime and a Dalique Mingo layup and two free throws by Charles Williams helped them take an 80-74 edge. FAMU's Desmond Williams cut it to 82-80 from the line with 29 seconds to go but Justin Ravenel missed a 3-pointer in the final seconds.
Howard pulls away from Maryland-Eastern Shore behind Cole
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) — RJ Cole scored 28 points, Charles Williams scored 19 and Howard outscored Maryland-Eastern Shore 20-10 down the stretch for an 85-75 win on Saturday.
Cole's jumper gave Howard a 69-68 lead with 6:29 remaining following Logan McIntosh's 3 for the Hawks and the Bison never trailed again. Kyle Foster added 13 points for Howard (6-17, 3-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference).
Williams leads in OT as Howard upsets NC Central 84-78
WASHINGTON (AP) — Charles Williams scored eight points in overtime and Howard ended North Carolina Central's six-game streak with an 84-78 upset Saturday afternoon.
Williams' jumper gave Howard (4-17, 1-4 Mid-Eastern) the lead for good, 77-76, early in overtime and he followed that with a 3-pointer and another jumper in the final minute. It was the first conference win for Howard and first MEAC loss for NC Central.
RJ Cole led the Bison with 29 points, Williams added 25 and Zion Cousins had 12.
Bethune-Cookman beats Howard 92-87 in OT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Isaiah Bailey scored four of his 22 points in overtime to help Bethune-Cookman beat Howard 92-87 on Saturday night.
Bailey was 7 of 14 shooting and made 7 of 10 free throws. Soufiyane Diakite added 21 points and 13 rebounds, and Jeffery Altidort chipped in 16 points for the Wildcats (7-9, 2-0 Metro-Atlantic Athletic Conference), who outscored Howard 10-5 in the extra period.
RJ Cole scored 32 points and Charles Williams added 30 for Howard (3-15, 0-2).
Florida A&M weathers a winter storm to beat Howard 84-76
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Desmond Williams and Elijah Mayes combined to score 47 points and Florida A&M held off Howard, 84-76 to win the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opener for both schools Wednesday night.
A winter storm forced the closure of the Tallahassee campus and icy conditions and light snow hampered travel in the area, but the scheduled doubleheader with men's and women's games went off as scheduled.
Cole scores 30, Howard tops Washington Adventist 76-65
WASHINGTON (AP) — RJ Cole scored 30 points, Charles Williams added 24 and Howard ended a three-game losing streak with a 76-65 win over NAIA Washington Adventist on Thursday night.
Cole scored 23 in the second half for the Bison (2-10), going 10 of 10 from the foul line, six in the final minute.
For the second game in a row, Gonzaga’s defensive attention will be on the opponent’s talented backcourt.
Freshman RJ Cole orchestrates Howard’s offense, much like point guard Demontrae Jefferson led Texas Southern’s. Cole is comfortable launching 3s or with dribble penetration. GU’s Josh Perkins did a commendable job on Jefferson.
George Washington beats Howard 84-75
WASHINGTON (AP) — Yuta Watanabe had 19 points and 11 rebounds and George Washington held off a late run to beat Howard 84-75 in the season opener for both teams on Friday night.
RJ Cole's free throws with 1:01 left pulled the Bison within 78-74, but George Washington made all six free throws in the final minute to hold them off.
The Colonials pulled away with an 8-0 run to lead 50-42 early in the second half and held the lead between six and 12 points until Howard closed the deficit late.