Scores

Final

American U 50

(3-5, 1-4 away)

Howard 55

(2-7, 0-1 MEAC)

    7:00 PM ET, December 4, 2012

    Burr Gymnasium, Washington, District of Columbia

    1 2 T
    AMER 26 2450
    HOW 24 3155

    Top Performers

    American: D. Munoz 11 Pts, 2 Reb, 4 Ast

    Howard: M. Phillips 19 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Blk

    Howard 55, American U. 50

    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON -- Mike Phillips led the way with 19 points and 12 rebounds to help Howard rally late to beat American University 55-50 Tuesday night in nonconference play.

    Calvin Thompson added 12 points for the Bison (2-7).

    Trailing 46-43 at the 4:58 mark in the second half, Howard (2-7) closed out American with a 12-4 run to end the game.

    Down three, Phillips hit a jumper to cut American's (3-5) lead to one, 46-45, but Tony Wroblicky answered with a jumper to push the Eagles' lead back to three, 48-45, with four minutes left to play.

    Phillips responded, hitting back-to-back jumpers to give Howard a 49-48 lead with at the 1:59 mark.

    Mike Bersch's tip-in with 45 seconds remaining put American within one, 51-50, but Thompson and Simuel Frazier went 6 for 6 on free throws in the last two minutes to seal the victory for the Bison.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    AMER
    HOW
    Points 50 55
    FG Made-Attempted 21-47 (.447) 20-52 (.385)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-17 (.353) 5-18 (.278)
    FT Made-Attempted 2-4 (.500) 10-16 (.625)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 10 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 5

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