NCAA Tournament March Madness

#263 Howard

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Projected seed: 16 (automatic qualifier, play-in game) (automatic qualifier)

Howard's resume this season reflects a squad that's been through its share of tribulations. The notable near-miss against Georgia Tech and a competitive bout with Cincinnati suggest that these Bison can hang with stronger teams, however, these performances have been sporadic. While they've secured wins against some of the lower-tier teams like Hampton and Coppin State, losses to similarly placed teams, such as their split with South Carolina State and the defeat at the hands of Jackson State, underscore the inconsistency that’s plagued their season. Defensively, they've struggled, which is evident from high-scoring games that ended unfavorably, like their tussle against James Madison. To make noise in March, Howard will need to not only rely on their ability to put up points but also shore up on the defensive end, and their best chance to dance is to win their conference tournament outright.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/9@Georgia Tech130L88-85
11/12@James Madison51L107-86
11/14Boston Univ299W64-53
11/25@Mt St Mary's283W87-83
12/16(N)Jackson St306L81-74
12/17(N)TX Southern275L79-78
12/20@UC Santa Barbara214L94-81
12/30@La Salle187W71-66
1/6@NC Central258L73-54
1/8@S Carolina St290W82-78
1/13MD E Shore333W72-61
1/20Norfolk St234L65-61
1/27@Morgan St324L85-79
1/29@Coppin St354W81-66
2/5@Delaware St274W75-71
2/17NC Central258W90-82
2/19S Carolina St290L75-68
2/24Morgan St324W78-72
2/26Coppin St354W78-69
3/2@MD E Shore333W70-66
3/4Delaware St274W85-66
3/7@Norfolk St234L77-58
3/14(N)Morgan St324W78-65
3/15(N)Norfolk St234W80-74
3/16(N)Delaware St274W70-67