WASHINGTON -- Mike Phillips turned in his first double-double of the year and Howard picked up its first victory with a 66-50 win over Division II Wilmington (Del.) Sunday in a nonconference showdown.
Phillips had 19 points and 12 rebounds -- both season highs -- while connecting on 8 of 10 shots from the field. The 6-foot-7 senior also blocked four shots.
Wilmington (0-6) -- which counted the game as an exhibition -- led 31-27 at halftime, but shot 21.9 percent (7 of 32) in the second half. Howard (1-5) hit 13 of 24 second-half shots to outscore the Wildcats 39-19 in the frame.