JACKSONVILLE, Ala. -- Malcolm Drumwright's jumper with nearly three minutes to play proved to be the game winner as Jacksonville State held off Howard for a 62-60 victory on Monday night.
Drumwright tied the game at 59-59, but RJ Cole stole the ball, drew a foul and hit the first of two free throws to give the Bison the lead, 60-59 with 3:03 left. Drumwright hit again with 2:45 left to make it 61-60 and added a free throw about a minute later to set the final score.
Howard (2-11) had multiple shots in the final minutes but could not get one to drop and now is 0-10 on the road to start the season.
Cole, a freshman, led Howard with 27 points, including season-high six 3-pointers.
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Ex-UNC guard Woods transfers to S. Carolina
Seventh Woods announced on Instagram that he is transferring from North Carolina to South Carolina.
|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|