FAMU women’s hoops goes down to Howard 72-58

From Florida A&M Sports Information: WASHINGTON, D.C. | Alaina Rice scored a team-high 22 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Florida A&M University women’s basketball team fell on the road to Howard, 72-58, in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) game on Saturday afternoon at Burr Gymnasium. Rice finished with 22 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals as she was 4-for-8 from behind the 3-point line. Kailya Jackson added nine points and four rebounds, while Corey Staples registered seven points, four boards, two steals and one assist. Kayla Massop led the…

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Howard’s R.J. Cole receives ECAC Honors

From meacsports.com : DANBURY, Conn., April 3, 2019 – The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) committee uncovered its 2019 Division I Men’s Basketball All-ECAC teams, where Howard University sophomore guard RJ Cole was selected to the First Team. The announcement came a day after the New Jersey native earned Associated Press (AP) All-American Honorable Mention. A year ago, Cole won the 2017-18 ECAC Rookie of the Year after setting a new Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) record with 13 rookie of the week honors. In his sophomore campaign, Cole took home MEAC…

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Howard to play in 2019 Roman College Basketball Invitational

From meacsports.com : PRINCETON, N.J., March 17, 2019 – The Roman College Basketball Invitational (CBI) committee finalized its 16-team field, where Howard was among the squad’s invited to this year’s tournament. The announcement came Sunday evening after the NCAA Selection Show. “I’m happy for this team,” said Howard men’s basketball head coach Kevin Nickelberry. “Our student-athletes get an opportunity to be rewarded for their efforts this year and get a chance to participate in the postseason.” The 12th annual CBI Tourney begins Tuesday with one first-round game, followed by the remaining seven contests…

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MEAC Men’s Basketball Tournament : Norfolk State defeats Howard in Semifinals

From meacsports.com : Box Score | Updated Bracket NORFOLK, Va., March 15, 2019 – Norfolk State staved off a late Howard rally on Friday night, and as a result the Spartans are championship game-bound once again. The No. 1 seed Spartans topped the No. 4 seed Bison by a 75-69 score in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC)  Basketball Tournament semifinals at Scope Arena. The Spartans advance to Saturday’s title game, where they will take on either No. 2 seed North Carolina A&T State or No. 3 seed North Carolina Central on Saturday at…

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South Carolina State spoils Howard’s homecoming 27-21

Howard rolled into their homecoming meeting  3-1 in the conference and needing to get a win to keep up with FAMU(4-0 MEAC)  and North Carolina A&T (3-1 MEAC) in the MEAC. Unfortunately, it seemed the Howard Bison had their minds more on what party they were going to attend moreso than the South Carolina State Bulldogs. The Bulldogs came out on the attack early, marching down the field with an 11 play, 72 yard drive that ended in a 14 yard touchdown run from Tyrece Nick. The converted PAT put…

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Howard overcomes Bethune-Cookman with Newton late game heroics

With less than two minutes to go, Howard freshman sensation quarterback Caylin Newton engineered a 9-play, 45-yard drive that was culminated in Newton himself scoring the go-ahead score on a 5-yard TD tun, putting the Bison up for good 26-24. In the first quarter the Wildcats took 7-0 lead after a 7-play, 56 yard drive was capped off by a Larry Brihm 20 yard touchdown run. Howard answered back when a few seconds into the second quarter when Guy Lemonier Jr. recovered a fumble for a touchdown. Bethune responded on…

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