The Howard Bison extended their losing funk to five games after their latest trip up i295 to Baltimore. Howard fell to the Morgan State Bears, 75-62, on Jan. 8, and then followed up with an 84-53 loss to fellow Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) opponent Coppin State on Jan. 10.

The Bison made it a fairly tight game against the MEAC defending champion Bears, despite being undermanned. Howard’s Mike Phillips had a career performance of 25 points against Morgan State, while teammate Dadrian Collins added 14 points. But the Bison ran out of gas in the second half, allowing MSU’s deep talented squad to run away with the win.

It was a similar outcome on Jan. 10 when Coppin State ran away with a lopsided victory over Howard. The Bison simply didn’t have enough manpower to keep up with the Eagles. Coppin State’s Michael Harper scored a game-high 18 points, while his team outscored Howard, 40-16, inside the paint.

The two-loss road trip to Baltimore dropped Howard to 2-13 overall, and a conference-worst 0-3 MEAC record. But the Bison still have plenty of games to try to save their losing season, starting with a Jan. 15 matchup against Norfolk State University (2-12 overall, 1-2 MEAC).


Perry Green

AFRO Sports Editor