WASHINGTON (AP) _ Desi McQueen scored 18 points Thursday to lead four players in double figures as South Carolina State defeated Howard University 73-62 in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference contest.

McQueen connected on 8 of 15 shots for the Bulldogs (13-10, 10-3 MEAC), who held a 37-23 halftime lead.

Teammates Miguel Burns and Avic Samuel scored 14 points each and Derrick Patterson had 10 points and 14 rebounds for South Carolina State..

Howard (9-15, 8-6) hit only 34 percent of its shots, including missing 17 of 22 3-point attempts.

The Bison were led by Sean Turley's 17 points and 11 rebounds. Tommy Brown had 13 points.