After leading by as many as 12, the Bison (10-22, 7-9 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) needed a late run to hold off Coppin State.
Howard led by four at halftime after erasing and early lead for the Eagles (5-11, 5-26) with a 26-9 run.
After the break, the Bison gradually pushed their lead to 12 before an 11-0 Coppin State run closed it to within one. Minutes later, a Lamar Morgan layup and dunk put the Eagles up by three. Cole then tied it with a 3-pointer, sparking a 17-7 run in which the Bison shot 6 of 7 from the field, while the Eagles managed to hit just 2 of 8.
Karonn Davis had 28 points, 9 assists, and 8 boards for the Eagles, who dropped their fifth straight.
Fernando can't be stopped in the paint
Bruno Fernando goes up strong for a 2-handed flush in traffic.
Henry throws down the one-handed hammer
Michigan State's Aaron Henry throws down one-handed fast-break slam with authority.
Little absorbs contact for and-1
The Tar Heels' Nassir Little drives strong to the hole and finishes through contact for an and-1.
|North Carolina A&T||4-0||0.5||9-9|
|North Carolina Central||4-1||1||9-10|
|South Carolina State||2-2||2.5||4-16|