Halftime Report

Howard and the Hornets have shown up to the game, but their offenses sure haven't. Sitting on a score of 32-28, Howard has looked like the better team, but there's still one more half to play.

If Howard keeps playing like this, they'll bump their record up to 10-14 in no time. On the other hand, Delaware State will have to make due with a 10-13 record unless they turn things around (and fast).

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Howard Bison @ Delaware State Hornets

Current Records: Howard 9-14, Delaware State 10-12

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Howard is 7-2 against the Hornets since January of 2016, and they'll have a chance to extend that success on Monday. The Howard Bison's road trip will continue as they head out to face the Delaware State Hornets at 7:30 p.m. ET on February 5th at Memorial Hall. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they'll have plenty of motivation to get the 'W'.

The point spread may have favored Howard last Saturday, but the final result did not. They fell just short of the Pirates by a score of 63-61. Howard got off to an early lead (up 12 with 3:11 left in the first quarter), but sadly they weren't able to maintain that momentum.

Despite the loss, Howard had strong showings from Bryce Harris, who dropped a double-double on 16 points and 14 rebounds, and Dom Campbell, who dropped a double-double on 18 points and ten rebounds. Campbell didn't help Howard's cause all that much against the Scarlet Knights back in November of 2023 but the same can't be said for this match. Less helpful for Howard was Seth Towns' abysmal 0-6 three-point shooting.

Even though they lost, Howard smashed the offensive glass and finished the game with 24 offensive rebounds. That's the most offensive rebounds they've managed all season.

Meanwhile, Delaware State's recent rough patch got a bit rougher on Saturday after their third straight loss. They were just a bucket shy of victory and fell 65-64 to the Spartans. The defeat unfortunately continues a disappointing trend for Delaware State in their matchups with the Spartans: they've now lost 11 in a row.

The Bison have not been sharp recently as the team's lost three of their last four contests, which put a noticeable dent in their 9-14 record this season. As for the Hornets, their loss dropped their record down to 10-12.

Going forward, Howard is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by 1.5 points. This contest will be their fifth straight as the favorites (so far over this stretch they are 2-2 against the spread).

Howard won a contest that couldn't have been any closer in their previous matchup back in February of 2023, slipping by the Hornets 86-85. Does Howard have another victory up their sleeve, or will the Hornets turn the tables on them? We'll have the answer soon enough.


Howard is a slight 1.5-point favorite against Delaware State, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Bison as a 1-point favorite.

The over/under is set at 141.5 points.

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Series History

Howard has won 7 out of their last 9 games against Delaware State.

  • Feb 11, 2023 - Howard 86 vs. Delaware State 85
  • Jan 07, 2023 - Howard 84 vs. Delaware State 64
  • Feb 12, 2022 - Howard 86 vs. Delaware State 72
  • Feb 07, 2022 - Howard 69 vs. Delaware State 64
  • Mar 05, 2020 - Delaware State 100 vs. Howard 88
  • Jan 26, 2019 - Howard 80 vs. Delaware State 74
  • Feb 24, 2018 - Howard 93 vs. Delaware State 74
  • Mar 02, 2017 - Delaware State 66 vs. Howard 56
  • Jan 20, 2016 - Howard 71 vs. Delaware State 67