The Howard Bison men’s basketball team ended a five-game losing slump after pulling off a tight 55-53 win over the Delaware State Hornets on March 1 in Dover, Del.

Howard fought tooth and nail with the Hornets and barely came out on top, thanks in large part to its stellar backcourt made up of freshmen guards James Daniel and James Miller. Daniel scored a game-high 22 points, 15 points scored in the second half alone.

However, it was Miller who made the biggest shot of the game on a three-point attempt that helped Howard hold off Delaware State during the final stretch of the closing half. Miller finished with 12 points for Howard.

“We have been asking to play this way all season,” said Howard Coach Kevin Nickelberry, according to Howard Sports Information. “He has been playing better of late. When he plays with effort, energy and confidence, it’s a big plus for us. I have said all along that he and could become one of the best backcourts in this .”

Senir guard Casey Walker led the Hornets with 12 points in the loss.

Howard will take on Coppin State in Baltimore, Md. on March 3, before returning home for their season finale and senior night celebration game against Morgan State on March 6 at the Burr Gymnasium in Washington, D.C.


Perry Green

AFRO Sports Editor