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).
Gonzaga's Tillie to test NBA draft waters
Gonzaga said Sunday that Killian Tillie will submit his name for the NBA draft, but the junior could return to school.
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Mississippi Valley St. hires ex-NBA player Hunter
Lindsey Hunter, a Mississippi native who played 17 seasons in the NBA, has been hired as head coach of Mississippi Valley State.
|North Carolina A&T||13-3||1||19-13|
|North Carolina Central||10-6||4||18-16|
|South Carolina State||5-11||9||8-26|