Cole added seven assists and six rebounds.
Howard led 41-29 at the half, but NC A&T got the better of the Bison in the second half to force overtime. The Bison inched by the Aggies in the extra period to earn the two-point win.
Davaris McGowens scored a season-high 21 points for the Aggies (12-9, 5-1), whose five-game win streak was broken. He also had 14 rebounds. Aaren Edmead added 14 points. Femi Olujobi had 14 points and 16 rebounds.
Devonte Boykins, whose 9.5 points per game heading into the matchup ranked second on the Aggies, scored 3 points. He shot 20 percent from behind the arc (1 of 5).
Howard matches up against Maryland Eastern Shore (5-17, 1-6) on the road on Saturday. NC A&T plays NC Central (11-9, 5-1) at home on Saturday.
Yeboah's double-double helps Stony Brook beat Norfolk St.
Akwasi Yeboah had 18 points and 11 rebounds and Jaron Cornish scored 15 points to help Stony Brook beat Norfolk State 72-65 on Saturday night in a consolation game of the Air Force Reserve Tip-Off Tournament's Springfield bracket.
Portland State routs Division III Willamette 125-61
Jamie Orme had 19 points and 13 rebounds and Portland State routed Division III Willamette 125-61 on Saturday night.
McCloud hits 5 3s, scores 23; Green Bay beats Morehead St.
JayQuan McCloud had a career-high 23 points and Shanquan Hemphill scored 17 to help Green Bay beat Morehead State 87-70 on Saturday night in a sub-regional game of the 2K Empire Classic.