Howard 55, American U. 50
Mike Phillips led the way with 19 points and 12 rebounds to help
Howard rally late to beat American University 55-50 Tuesday night
in nonconference play.
Calvin Thompson added 12 points for the Bison (2-7).
Trailing 46-43 at the 4:58 mark in the second half, Howard (2-7)
closed out American with a 12-4 run to end the game.
Down three, Phillips hit a jumper to cut American’s (3-5) lead
to one, 46-45, but Tony Wroblicky answered with a jumper to push
the Eagles’ lead back to three, 48-45, with four minutes left to
Phillips responded, hitting back-to-back jumpers to give Howard
a 49-48 lead with at the 1:59 mark.
Mike Bersch’s tip-in with 45 seconds remaining put American
within one, 51-50, but Thompson and Simuel Frazier went 6 for 6 on
free throws in the last two minutes to seal the victory for the