TOWSON, Md. -- Marcus Damas scored 18 points and Towson ended its NCAA record 41-game losing streak with a 66-61 victory over North Carolina Wilmington on Saturday.
Robert Nwankwo had a double-double with 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Tigers (1-22, 1-10 Colonial Athletic Association). Nwankwo helped Towson win the battle of the boards with a 41-29 edge.
The Tigers trailed 38-34 in the second half before Nwankwo scored on a layup and Damas added five straight points to put the Tigers back on top, 41-38.
UNC Wilmington (8-13, 4-7) battled back to tie the game at 52-all. But Damas made another jumper, sparking an 8-1 run to give the Tigers a 60-53 lead with 1:25 left to play.
The victory was the first career win at Towson for coach Pat Skerry. It was the Tigers' first win since a win at LaSalle on Dec. 29, 2010.
Florida State's student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games.
The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.
Michael Lewis is leaving his assistant coaching job at Butler to take the same position at Nebraska under Tim Miles.