NORFOLK, Va. -- Jerrelle Benimon put Towson ahead 56-55 with a layup with 5:29 left en route to a 21-point, 17-rebound double-double as the Tigers held on to beat Old Dominion 68-66 Wednesday night.
The double-double was Benimon's 15th this year, tops in Division I. The junior entered third nationally with 11.5 rebounds per game.Towson (11-12, 6-4 Colonial Athletic Association) let a 40-26 halftime lead vanish when Old Dominion opened the second half on a 17-2, 9 1/2-minute run. The Tigers quickly took back the lead and held it for about 5 minutes until Dimitri Batten's layup put the Monarchs up 53-52 with 6:54 left.Benimon's go-ahead layup was the first of two straight, and gave the Tigers a definitive lead.Towson's nine road victories are its most since winning nine in 1995-96.DeShawn Painter had 20 points for Old Dominion (2-18, 0-8), which has dropped eight straight.
Jerrelle Benimon had 21 points and 17 rebounds for Towson on Wednesday against Old Dominion, his third game with 20 or more points and 15 or more rebounds this season. Benimon is tied with Mason Plumlee of Duke and Augustine Rubit of South Alabama with the most 20+ points and 15+ rebound games this season.