DOVER, DEL., Jan. 31 -- Howard University, which usually lacks late-game points, got 15 in the last five minutes tonight to beat Delaware State, 86-80, in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game.

Howard (3-17, 2-7) led by 67-57, but the Hornets tied at 77 with 2:44 to go after a three-point basket by Victor Ford (17 points).

Another Howard collapse seemed forthcoming. But after a timeout, five straight points by senior guard Milton Bynum (game-high 26 points) gave the Bison the lead for good at 82-77 with 1:25 to go. Delaware State (12-7, 5-3) missed five three-pointers in the last minute.

"We've been working in practice on concentrating in the last part of the game," said Bynum. "After Ford tied it up, I wanted to make sure we got a good shot."

"This was a big win for us," said Howard Coach Butch Beard. "We could have folded but we didn't."

Frostburg State 76, Catholic 73: Scott Kerr made two foul shots with four seconds left in the District, breaking Catholic's six-game winning streak. Kerr had a game-high 32 points for Frostburg (6-12). Catholic is 9-11.