Daniel, who has scored 30 or more points three times this season, made 16 of 19 free throw attempts and had three steals. Damon Collins was 6 of 10 from the floor for a career-high 17 points and Marcel Boyd and Tyler Stone added 10 apiece for Howard (2-2).
Howard, which had a 55-45 lead with 17:06 left in the second, never trailed until Texas Southern's David Blanks made two free throws for a 78-77 lead with 1:52 left in the game. Kofi Andoh made a 3-point play to retake the lead with 1:34 remaining. Boyd drove for a layup and Daniel made five free throws down the stretch to seal the win.
Malcolm Riley led Texas Southern (0-4) with 26 points and 10 rebounds.