Howard (6-18, 3-7 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) has won two in a row for the first time this season, beating South Carolina State 57-45 on Sunday, but had lost six of seven before beating the Hawks. Phillips also had six rebounds, three assists and two steals.
The Bison shot 41.2 percent from the field (21 of 51) to the Hawks' 26.7 percent (16 of 60), and 50 percent on 3-pointers (6 of 12) against 25 percent (3 of 12) for the Hawks. Howard made 15 of 23 from the line, Maryland-Eastern Shore 9 of 16.
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|