NCAA Men's Basketball

South Carolina State Bulldogs (11-18)


Howard pulls an upset downing S.C. State behind Williams

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Charles Williams had 24 points and No. 10-seed Howard surprised South Carolina State 70-63 in the first round of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament on Tuesday night.

Howard (4-28) managed just a single conference win all season but now has found itself winners of two of its last three. The Bison started the season with a nine-game losing streak, won two of three then lost 17 straight. Howard advanced to play No. 2-seed North Carolina State on Wednesday.

Williams made 9 of 10 free throws, Kyle Foster scored 18 and Zion Cousins grabbed 12 rebounds for the Bison.

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Leaders
Points: D. Applewhite14.1
Rebounds: D. Applewhite6.8
Assists: T. Simmons1.2
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: D. Applewhite74.6%
3P%: No qualifiers
Steals: Z. Sellers0.9
Blocks: D. Applewhite0.5
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas28-3
2 Gonzaga31-2
3 Dayton29-2
4 Florida State26-5
5 Baylor26-4
6 San Diego State30-2
7 Creighton24-7
8 Kentucky25-6
9 Michigan State22-9
10 Villanova24-7
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas28-3
2 Gonzaga31-2
3 Dayton29-2
4 Baylor26-4
5 Florida State26-5
6 San Diego State30-2
7 Kentucky25-6
8 Duke25-6
9 Creighton24-7
9 Villanova24-7
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Mid-Eastern Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
North Carolina Central 13-3 18-13
North Carolina A&T 12-4 17-15
Norfolk State 12-4 16-15
Bethune-Cookman 10-6 16-14
Florida A&M 10-6 12-15
Morgan State 9-7 15-16
Coppin State 7-9 11-20
South Carolina State 6-10 11-18
Delaware State 4-12 6-26
Maryland Eastern Shore 4-12 5-27
Howard 1-15 4-29
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 70.2 (208)
Rebounds: 10.7 (119)
Assists: 11.1 (317)
FG%: 43.1% (211)
FT%: 75.1% (49)
3P%: 29.9% (327)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 75.2 (313)
Rebounds: 24.9 (215)
Assists: 12.5 (183)
FG%: 46.4% (332)
FT%: 67.0% (31)
3P%: 34.1% (253)

Next Home Game:
Morgan State @ SCSt
Sat., Jan. 7 @ 1:00 PM PT2:00 PM MT3:00 PM CT4:00 PM ET9:00 PM GMT5:00 PM 北京时间2:00 PM MST4:00 PM EST