The Aggies led 22-11 on a 3-pointer by Powell midway through the first half, and after Simuel Frazier’s jumper made it 22-13, A&T scored the final 16 points of the period for a 38-13 advantage at the break.
Bruce Beckford contributed nine points and seven rebounds for the Aggies (9-10, 2-2), who have won four of their past five.
Frazier led the Bison (4-15, 1-5), who have lost three in a row and seven of their past eight, with nine points.
North Carolina A&T shot 42.9 percent from the field (21 of 49) to Howard’s 25 percent (12 of 48). The Aggies outshot the Bison 33.3 percent (7 of 21) to 14 percent (2 of 14) from beyond the arc.