Howard 82, SC State 76

Brandon Ford scored 14 points and Tre Lee 13 as Howard ended its

eight-game losing streak with an 82-76 victory over South Carolina

State on Monday night.

Calvin Thompson added 11 points for the Bison (5-17, 2-7

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), Prince Okoroh and Mike Phillips

scored 10 each, and Simuel Frazier had nine points and five

assists.

Howard’s balanced scoring attack helped overcome a 31-point

performance by South Carolina State’s Brandon Riley. The Bulldogs

(4-17, 0-8) have lost 15 in a row.

A layup by Lee with 14:37 remaining put Howard ahead 48-47, and

the Bison increased their lead to as many as 10 points, 69-59, with

5:47 to go.

After Riley missed a 3-pointer with the Bulldogs trailing 76-71,

Howard put the game away with seven free throws in the final

minute.

Omar Sanders scored 14 points and Khalif Toombs 10 for South

Carolina State.