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Williams leads Howard to 82-78 victory over SC State.

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) Jelani Williams' 23 points helped Howard defeat South Carolina State 82-78 on Monday night.

Williams added seven rebounds and three steals for the Bison (18-12, 10-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Shy Odom scored 17 points and added six rebounds. Elijah Hawkins had 15 points.

Rakeim Gary led the Bulldogs (5-24, 2-11) with 16 points. Davion Everett pitched in with 15 points and eight rebounds. Latavian Lawrence had 14 points and seven boards.

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These two teams both play Thursday. Howard hosts Norfolk State, while South Carolina State hosts North Carolina Central.

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Updated February 27, 2023

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