Md.-Eastern Shore 63, Howard 60
WASHINGTON (AP)—Corey Brown scored a game-high 26 points and Maryland-Eastern Shore ended a 12-game losing streak with a 63-60 win over Howard on Saturday.
The Hawks (4-26, 1-17 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) withstood a late rally by the Bison to earn their first victory over a conference opponent this season, ending a 364-day drought that dated from a win over Howard last season.
Howard (9-21, 5-13 MEAC) trailed by 14 early in the second half but whittled the deficit. Will Gant made two free throws with 30 seconds to play to pull the Bison to within 59-57, but Ed Tyson answered on the other end with a pair of free throws with 18 seconds remaining.
After Gant missed a layup and Jason Trotter’s tip-in attempt failed with eight seconds left, Tyson stole Gant’s inbounds pass and fed Antonio McMillion for an uncontested dunk. Julius Hearn’s 3-pointer at the buzzer was only window dressing for Howard.
Maryland-Eastern Shore began the game with a 10-0 run and never trailed. Meantime, Howard could not recover after missing its first eight shots from the floor.
Darek Mitchell led the Bison with five 3-pointers and 17 points. McMillion had 16 points and Tyson had 13 for Maryland-Eastern Shore.
With the win, the Hawks beat a Division I opponent for the first time in their last 19 tries.