The South Carolina State Bulldogs head to the nation's capital to take on the Bison of Howard. The Bulldogs have struggled this season and have a record of 3-19 to show for it. The Howard Bison sit at three games over .500 at 13-10 and are 5-1 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. These teams split their two head-to-head match-ups last season.
The Howard Bison have been red-hot as of late, winning their last 5 contests. They most recently beat North Carolina Central, 71-67. Sophomore Guard Elijah Hawkins led the Bison with 17 points and 10 dimes. Head Coach Kenny Blakeney's squad shoots the ball well from the perimeter (35.9%) which ranks in the top one-fifth of all college basketball teams.
The South Carolina State Bulldogs have now lost 6-straight contests. Last time out, the Bulldogs got stomped by Norfolk State, 82-68. Freshman Guard Jordan Simpson led the team with 17 points, 8 boards, and 4 dimes. First-year Head Coach Erik Martin's defense will have to improve immediately. The Bulldog defense is ranked 362nd in PPG, 363rd in FG %, and 359th in 3-pt FG %.