Scores

Final

Towson 79

(6-8, 1-0 CAA)

UNC-Wilmington 74

(5-8, 0-1 CAA)

7:00 PM ET, January 2, 2013

Raiford G. Trask Coliseum, Wilmington, North Carolina

1 2 T
TOWS 44 3579
UNCW 28 4674

Top Performers

Towson: J. Benimon 19 Pts, 8 Reb, 5 Ast, 5 Blk

North Carolina-Wilmington: K. Rendleman 14 Pts, 21 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Stl, 3 Blk

Towson 79, N.C.-Wilmington 74

Associated Press

WILMINGTON, N.C. -- Jerrelle Benimon scored 19 points, and Towson held off UNC Wilmington 79-74 on Wednesday in the Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams.

Bilal Dixon scored 14 points and matched Benimon's eight rebounds, Mike Burwell had 13 points and Marcus Damas added 11 for the Tigers (6-8).

Craig Ponder scored 23 points, Tyree Graham had 18, and Keith Rendleman had 14 points and 21 rebounds for the Seahawks (5-8).

The Tigers led 59-40 on Marcus Damas' layup with 11:53 remaining, but the Ospreys battled back. They closed to 71-65 on Graham's 3-pointer with 2:24 to go, and 72-68 on another Graham 3-pointer with 59 seconds left. He made four 3-pointers from 59-40 to keep the Ospreys close with the Tigers.

With 20 seconds left, Ponder made two foul shots to narrow the margin to 75-72, but the Tigers held on.

The Ospreys outscored the Tigers 46-35 in the second half.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TOWS
UNCW
Points 79 74
FG Made-Attempted 28-67 (.418) 26-61 (.426)
3P Made-Attempted 5-14 (.357) 7-17 (.412)
FT Made-Attempted 18-28 (.643) 15-22 (.682)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
Largest Lead 20 0

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Jan 2, 2013 TOWS 79, @UNCW 74Recap
Feb 4, 2013 @TOWS 81, UNCW 68Recap

Research Notes

Keith Rendleman of UNC-Wilmington had 21 rebounds Wednesday, tied for the second-most rebounds in a game with season. The player he's tied with? Towson's Jerrelle Benimon.
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