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NCAA Game Summary - Drexel at Towson



(Saturday, February 1st)

Final Score: Towson 75, Drexel 73

Towson, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - Jerrelle Benimon scored 25 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the Towson Tigers held off the Drexel Dragons for a 75-73 victory in a Colonial Athletic Association battle at SECU Arena.

Rafriel Guthrie netted 18 points for the Tigers (14-8, 5-2 CAA). Marcus Damas chipped in 16 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the floor.

Drexel (11-10, 3-5) suffered its third setback in four games despite a strong showing from Frantz Massenat, who tallied 18 points, six rebounds and five assists. Tavon Allen contributed 17 points while Kazembe Abif posted 16 points and eight boards. Chris Fouch finished 3-of-13 from the field for 10 points, which he accompanied with four assists.

Towson took a 33-30 lead into the intermission after it shot an even 50 percent from the field in the opening 20 minutes of the contest. The Dragons stayed close despite making only 1-of-9 attempts from 3-point range in the first half.

Drexel was limited to just 40 percent efficiency from the floor in the second stanza, but also converted 16-of-22 tries at the charity stripe. The Tigers made good on 12-of-18 field goal attempts and sank 17-of-20 tries at the free- throw line after the break to hang on for the decision. Four McGlynn made a pair of clutch free-throw attempts with seven seconds left to give Towson a five-point lead before Abif connected on a shot from beyond the arc just before the buzzer.

The Dragons, who lost to Towson by 12 points in Philadelphia on Jan. 14, assisted 13 of their 24 made field goal attempts. Drexel also finished the contest with a 32-27 edge in total rebounds and a 33-20 advantage in bench scoring.

02/01 19:01:28 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
16th
NOR 1
DUR 1
 
Final
WAS 3
STL 4
Final
CLE 0
TOR 5
Final
DET 5
ANA 2
Final
BOS 4
BAL 2
Final
KAN 5
MIN 4
Final
CHC 8
CIN 4
Final
OAK 4
HOU 3
7th
PIT 7
MIL 6
 
8th
NYM 1
ATL 3
 
6th
TAM 11
NYY 1
 
9th
MIA 7
SEA 0
 
4th
TEX 5
CWS 1
 
5th
LOS 3
ARI 4
 
5th
COL 3
PHI 0
 
3rd
SDP 1
SFG 0
 
Final
TOR 87
BRK 94
Final
LAC 105
GSW 109
4th
IND 81
ATL 98
 
9:30pm Tonight
OKC
MEM
Final
STL 4
CHI 3
3rd
PIT 3
CLB 2
 
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
16th
NOR 1
DUR 1