WASHINGTON -- Mike Phillips led the way with 19 points and 12 rebounds to help Howard rally late to beat American University 55-50 Tuesday night in nonconference play.
Calvin Thompson added 12 points for the Bison (2-7).
Trailing 46-43 at the 4:58 mark in the second half, Howard (2-7) closed out American with a 12-4 run to end the game.
Down three, Phillips hit a jumper to cut American's (3-5) lead to one, 46-45, but Tony Wroblicky answered with a jumper to push the Eagles' lead back to three, 48-45, with four minutes left to play.
Phillips responded, hitting back-to-back jumpers to give Howard a 49-48 lead with at the 1:59 mark.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore season.
Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame says he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to school for a final season.
|South Carolina State||12-4||1||19-15|
|North Carolina Central||7-9||6||13-19|
|North Carolina A&T||7-9||6||10-22|