Scores

Final

Towson 69

(7-8, 2-0 CAA)

Drexel 66

(5-9, 1-1 CAA)

4:00 PM ET, January 5, 2013

John A Daskalakis Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1 2 T
TOWS 32 3769
DREX 18 4866

Top Performers

Towson: J. Benimon 18 Pts, 16 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

Drexel: D. Thomas 15 Pts, 4 Reb, 6 Ast, 3 Stl

Towson 69, Drexel 66

Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Jerrelle Benimon posted his ninth double-double of the season and Towson defeated Drexel 69-66 Saturday in Colonial Athletic Conference action.

Marcus Damas tallied 13 points and eight rebounds while Jerome Hairston and Mike Burwell added 12 apiece. Benimon, a transfer from Georgetown, finished with 18 points and 16 rebounds. The forward has grabbed over 15 rebounds in six games this season, including 21 at Oregon State.

Towson (7-8, 2-0) led 18-16 before using a 12-2 run over the final 4:18 of the first half to take a 30-18 advantage into intermission. Drexel (5-9, 1-1) rallied to slice the deficit to 61-56 with 1:36 left to play, but Towson converted eight free throws down the stretch to seal it.

Towson shot 43 percent (19 of 44), compared to 33 percent (19 of 56) for Drexel, and made a season-high 27 free throws.

Drexel was led by 17 points from Frantz Massenat.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TOWS
DREX
Points 69 66
FG Made-Attempted 19-44 (.432) 19-56 (.339)
3P Made-Attempted 4-11 (.364) 8-23 (.348)
FT Made-Attempted 27-38 (.711) 20-34 (.588)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 26 (0/0)
Largest Lead 17 2

2012-13 Season

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