Scores

Final

Drexel 71

(11-17, 7-9 CAA)

Towson 72

(16-13, 11-5 CAA)

12:00 PM ET, February 23, 2013

Towson Center, Towson, Maryland

1 2 T
DREX 33 3871
TOWS 41 3172

Top Performers

Drexel: F. Massenat 24 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

Towson: J. Benimon 19 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast

Towson 72, Drexel 71

Associated Press

TOWSON, Md. -- Jerome Hairston scored 20 points and Jerrelle Benimon had 19 points and 10 rebounds as Towson edged Drexel 72-71 Saturday for its 16th victory, its most since the 1995-96 season.

The Tigers (16-13, 11-5 Colonial Athletic Association), who were 1-31 last season, won for the sixth time in seven games.

A three-point play with 1:20 remaining by Benimon, who recorded his 19th double-double this season, gave Towson a 71-68 lead. Derrick Thomas' layup for the Dragons (11-17, 7-9) with 1:01 left cut it to 71-70.

Hairston stole the ball from Damion Lee with 11 seconds left and was fouled but made just 1 of 2. Kazembe Abif was fouled after getting an offensive rebound on Drexel's next possession and could have tied the game but was also able to make only 1 of 2.

Frantz Massenat scored 24 points to pace the Dragons. Thomas added 13 and Lee 12.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
DREX
TOWS
Points 71 72
FG Made-Attempted 26-54 (.481) 23-50 (.460)
3P Made-Attempted 2-10 (.200) 7-14 (.500)
FT Made-Attempted 17-21 (.810) 19-30 (.633)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
Largest Lead 2 12

2012-13 Season

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Jan 5, 2013 TOWS 69, @DREX 66Recap
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