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.
After the break, the Bison gradually pushed their lead to 12 before an 11-0 Coppin State run closed it to within one. Minutes later, a Lamar Morgan layup and dunk put the Eagles up by three. Cole then tied it with a 3-pointer, sparking a 17-7 run in which the Bison shot 6 of 7 from the field, while the Eagles managed to hit just 2 of 8.
Karonn Davis had 28 points, 9 assists, and 8 boards for the Eagles, who dropped their fifth straight.
Stith, Caver rally Old Dominion to fourth straight win
B.J. Stith scored 22 points, Ahmad Caver added 20 and Old Dominion beat Charlotte 76-70 on Monday for the Monarchs' fourth straight win.
Spellman blocks 9 shots in Sacred Heart's win over Wagner
E.J. Anosike scored 19 points, Sean Hoehn added 15 and Jare'l Spellman blocked nine shots to lead Sacred Heart to a 62-38 win over ice-cold Wagner on Monday.
Robert Morris beats CCSU to stay atop Northeast Conference
Josh Williams scored 15 points to lead four Colonials in double figures and Robert Morris defeated Central Connecticut 70-59 on Monday to stay atop the Northeast Conference.
|North Carolina A&T||5-0||0.5||10-9|
|North Carolina Central||4-1||1.5||9-10|
|South Carolina State||2-3||3.5||4-17|