WASHINGTON -- Albert Thomas scored 14 points to lead Delaware State to a 56-53 victory over Howard University to sweep the season series in the regular-season finale for both Saturday.
Tahj Tate added 13 points for the Hornets (13-15, 8-6 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), who snapped a two-game skid. Delaware State defeated Howard 63-46 on Jan. 23.
The Hornets won the game at the foul line, hitting 24 of 30 while Howard made 11 of 20.
Howard led 21-9 on Calvin Johnson's free throw with 8:02 left in the first half, but Delaware State closed to 27-22 at halftime.
Howard led 46-45 at 2:46, but Delaware State pulled ahead 47-46 on Tate's two free throws with 2:23 left and held on to win.
Assistant coach Paul Weir, who spent nine seasons with former coach Marvin Menzies, will be hired by New Mexico State to replace Menzies, sources told ESPN.
Duke was already looking like next season's preseason No. 1 team, and the Blue Devils only got stronger when they learned they would have Amile Jefferson for another season.
Jeff Goodman logs all the coaching changes following the 2015-16 college basketball season.