Queens University of Charlotte knocks off DI Howard

The DII Royals knocked off a high-profile opponent a day after nearly beating George Mason

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Kenny Dye had 16 points and seven assists as Division II-member Queens University of Charlotte defeated Howard 85-71 on Friday in the Paradise Jam.

Queens replaced Northeastern in the tournament and lost to George Mason 66-65 on Thursday. The Royals are scheduled to face Belmont on Saturday.

Gavin Rains had 14 points and seven rebounds for Queens. Justin Thomas added 11 points and Kelyn Pennie had 10. The Royals scored 25 points off 18 Howard turnovers and shot 51.6% from the floor.

Queens reached the Division II Elite Eight in 2019 and lost in the championship game in 2018.

Makur Maker had 12 points for the Bison (0-2). Steve Settle III added 12 points and seven rebounds, and Sam Green had 12 points and nine rebounds.