ORANGEBURG, SC (February 1, 2022) —Three Bulldogs scored double-figures as South Carolina State knocked off visiting Howard, 58-55, in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference showdown at Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center Monday (Jan 31st).
Omar Croskey led the way with 16 points and three (3) rebounds, while teammates Jemal Davis added 13 points and six (6) boards. Deaquan Williams recording the games only double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds in the win.
Freshman T.J. Madlock provided a solid performance in 34 minutes of play with five (5) points and 10 rebounds.
Despite the close score, the Bulldogs dominated in several categories including points in the paint (30-16), points off turnovers (16-12) and second chance points (15-9).
The Bulldogs finished with a strong defensive battle in rebounds (47-41) and forced a game-high 23 turnovers along with nine (9) steals. SC State improves to 11-11 overall, 3-3 in the league, while Howard falls to 8-10, 2-3 on the season.
UP Next for SC State
South Carolina State women will return back to the court on Monday (Feb.7th) in the second of a doubleheader versus league rival North Carolina Central in a 7:30 p.m. start at Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center.