WASHINGTON -- Charles Williams scored eight points in overtime and Howard ended North Carolina Central's six-game streak with an 84-78 upset Saturday afternoon.
Williams' jumper gave Howard (4-17, 1-4 Mid-Eastern) the lead for good, 77-76, early in overtime and he followed that with a 3-pointer and another jumper in the final minute. It was the first conference win for Howard and first MEAC loss for NC Central.
Howard led 35-31 at halftime but NC Central surged early in the second half to take a 54-49 advantage with 12:24 to play. Cole scored 14 of Howard's next 18 points and the Bison led 67-66 with 3:21 remaining. They were up by two with :13 left when NC Central's Reginald Gardner Jr. sank a jumper as time expired to force overtime.
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|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|