Gant sank a 21-footer from the left wing on Jeron Smth's kickout, giving the Bison a 71-69 lead. Smith and Myatt each sank a pair of free throws in the final seconds as Howard preserved its second consecutive win.
Darryl Hudson added 17 points for the Bison (3-3).
Devin Sweetney tied a career-high with 20 points for the Red Flash (2-2), which lost its second straight contest and first road game of the season. J.R. Enright tied a career-high 19 points, but fouled out with 5:15 to play. Cale Nelson set a career high with nine assists, all in the first half, and hit two free throws late to put St. Francis up 69-68.
The Red Flash took its first second-half lead after an 8-0 run, capped by Sweetney's two free throws to make it 59-58. There were seven lead changes after that.
The Bison took a 39-35 lead into halftime on Hudson's 10 first-half points, including a 15-footer just before the buzzer.
Howard forced 18 St. Francis turnovers and committed just 13.
North Carolina Hall of Fame men's basketball coach Roy Williams is recovering from knee-replacement surgery.
Sparkling facilities are one thing, but Tim Miles needs to regain the momentum of Nebraska's 2014 run to the NCAAs if it is to play with the big boys.
Oregon finished on top of the Pac-12 last season and made a run to the Elite Eight. With loads of talent returning, will the Ducks continue their reign?
|South Carolina State||12-4||1||19-15|
|North Carolina Central||7-9||6||13-19|
|North Carolina A&T||7-9||6||10-22|