Harper also had nine rebounds and six assists for the Runnin' Bulldogs (3-3). Kevin Hartley added 12 points for Gardner-Webb.
Alphonso Leary led the Bison (0-4) with 15 points. Gardner-Webb led 22-15 at halftime, and Howard got within three points before the Runnin' Bulldogs outscored the Bison 15-4 in one stretch to open up a double-digit lead.
Howard's only lead came after the game's first basket. Gardner-Webb scored 13 of the next 17 points.
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