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).
Miryne Thomas converted a 3-point play for the Hawks to tie it at 71 but Cole answered with a 3-pointer, made another 3 with 3:03 left and Howard led 79-73. McIntosh's jumper with the 2:55 to play ended the scoring for the Hawks who missed their last four field-goal attempts.
Thomas finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds, McIntosh had 17 points and eight assists, Jones scored 15 and Colen Gaynor had 10 for the Hawks (5-18, 1-7).
Gresham slams dunk for Houston
Corey Davis Jr. fights through a double-team and slips a pass to Brison Gresham for the two-handed stuff.
Air Force hands UNLV 1st conference loss 106-88
Ryan Swan had 22 points and nine rebounds and Air Force handed UNLV its first conference loss, beating the Runnin' Rebels 106-88 on Wednesday night.
Wichita State tops 1st place UCF 75-67
Markis McDuffie scored 18 of his 23 points in the second half and Wichita State had a 10-2 run down the stretch to knock off UCF 75-67 on Wednesday night, ending the Knights' seven-game winning streak.