Both teams entered with a four game winning streak, but in the end it was the Howard Bison who saw their streak come to an end as the Norfolk State Spartans held on to a 72-69 win over Howard on Feb. 7 in Norfolk, Va. Howard now sits at 12-10 overall on the season, 6-3 against the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), while Norfolk State advances to 16-9 overall, 9-1 against the MEAC, good for second place in the conference standings.

Howard sophomore guard James Daniel had nailed a three-pointer to cut Norfolk’s lead to 70-68 with nine seconds left in the game. After a few free throws made, the Bison trailed 72-69 with only a few seconds remaining. Daniel shot another three-pointer in an attempt to tie the score at the buzzer but missed. Daniel finished with a game-high 24 points and junior guard James Carlton followed with 21 points for Howard.

Norfolk was led by junior guard RaShid Gaston with 17 points and junior guard Jeff Short added 13.

Next: Howard will travel to Hampton, Va., to battle it out with the Pirates on Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. Howard then heads to Baltimore to face Coppin State on Feb. 14 at 4 p.m.