WASHINGTON (AP) — Rod Melton Jr. matched his career high with 27 points as Florida A&M defeated Howard 87-83 on Saturday.

DJ Jones had 12 points for Florida A&M (6-12, 4-3 Mid-Eastern Conference). Nasir Core added 12 points. MJ Randolph had 11 points, seven rebounds and six assists.

Florida A&M led 47-35 at halftime but Howard made a strong push and led 58-51 with 13:54 remaining. Melton hit a jumper for 65-63 FAMU lead near the eight minute mark and the Rattlers did not trail again.

Charles Williams had 21 points for the Bison (2-19, 0-6), whose losing streak reached nine games. Nate Garvey added 16 points. Wayne Bristol Jr. had 13 points.

Florida A&M plays at Norfolk State on Monday. Howard also plays on Monday, at Coppin State.


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