Scores

Final

Hofstra 64

(7-24, 4-14 CAA)

Towson 67

(18-13, 13-5 CAA)

4:00 PM ET, March 2, 2013

Towson Center, Towson, Maryland

1 2 T
HOF 30 3464
TOWS 28 3967

Top Performers

Hofstra: M. Kone 20 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

Towson: J. Hairston 17 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl

Towson 67, Hofstra 64

Associated Press

TOWSON, Md. -- Jerome Hairston and Marcus Damas scored 17 points each as Towson ended a remarkable turnaround season by defeating Hofstra 67-64 Saturday.

The Tigers (18-13, 13-5 Colonial Athletic Association), who are ineligible for the postseason because of NCAA academic progress rules, improved by 17.5 games over last year's 1-31 finish, based on the difference in both wins and losses, divided by two. That bettered the mark of plus-17 by Mercer in 2002-03 and UTEP the following season.

Jerrelle Benimon had 14 points and 13 rebounds for Towson for his 20th double-double this season. His two free throws tied the game 55-55 with 3:52 left, and two by Rafriel Guthrie made it 57-55. Benimon's three-point play stretched the lead to 62-55 with 1:08 remaining.

Stevie Mejia scored 22 points and Moussa Kone 20 for the Pride (7-24, 4-14), who will play No. 2 seed Delaware in the conference tournament on March 9.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HOF
TOWS
Points 64 67
FG Made-Attempted 24-51 (.471) 22-51 (.431)
3P Made-Attempted 7-20 (.350) 7-18 (.389)
FT Made-Attempted 9-9 (1.000) 16-22 (.727)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
Largest Lead 10 8

2012-13 Season

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