SC State Reserves Prove to be The Difference in Win Over Howard
ORANGEBURG, S.C. - South Carolina State went to its bench in the second half and it proved to be the difference as the Bulldogs pulled away to a 77-64 win over Howard in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference men's game at Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center.
South Carolina State (13-8 overall, 7-3 in the MEAC) got 29 points from its bench as Brandon Small (9), Arsenio Williams (9) and Khalif Toombs (5) combined for 23 of the Bulldogs' second half points.
Howard (6-19 overall, 5-5 in the MEAC) appeared in good shape as it played to a 30-30 deadlock at the half. Kandi Mukole (7) and Curtis White (7) combined for 14 of their team's points as the Bison shot 50 percent (11 of 22) in the first 20 minutes.
But SC State began to wear the Bison down and used a 17-10 tear down the stretch to pull away.
Howard was led freshmen forwards Mike Phillips and Dadrian Collins, who tallied 11 and 10 respectively, and Adam Walker, who just missed a double-double with 9 points and 11 rebounds.
NEXT UP: The Bison will look to snap their four-game losing skid when they host the Aggies of North Carolina A&T on Saturday at Burr Gymnasium at 4 pm while the Bulldogs travel to Baltimore, MD to take on the Bears of Morgan State at 4 pm.