BALTIMORE -- Mike Phillips had 15 points and seven rebounds to lead Howard University to a 70-60 victory over Coppin State in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game on Saturday.
The Bison shot 51.2 percent from the field (22 of 43) to the Eagles' 36.1 percent (22 of 61)
Howard also held a 39-29 edge in rebounding and shot 24 of 31 from the foul line to Coppin State's 5 of 14.
The Eagles stayed close by making 11 of 35 from 3-point range to the Bison's 2 of 4.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
|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|