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.
Former Memphis All-American and NBA All-Star Penny Hardway tipped off his first camp as new coach of the Tigers, and he's "really anxious" to get to work.
There's more to college basketball than one-and-done freshmen. Here are 35 returning players who will have big offensive impacts this season.
Texas junior guard Andrew Jones is a limited participant in practice as he continues to regain strength following his diagnosis of leukemia, coach Shaka Smart said Monday.
|North Carolina A&T||11-5||1||20-15|
|North Carolina Central||9-7||3||19-16|
|South Carolina St||6-10||6||10-22|