Delaware 76, Towson 56

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP)—Harding Nana’s scored 19 points and grabbed 16 rebounds for his 18th double-double of the season Friday night, leading Delaware to a 76-56 victory against Towson in the first round of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament.

The Blue Hens (11-19) advanced to Saturday’s quarterfinals, where they will face second-seeded Virginia Commonwealth. Towson finished 5-23 with a 13-game losing streak.

The Blue Hens took a 13-3 lead as Towson missed 13 of its first 14 field goal attempts. Delaware led by as many as 19 in the first half, by 31-18 at halftime and never let the Tigers get closer than 13 over the final 20 minutes.

Andre Washington added 15 points and Rulon Washington 13 for the Blue Hens.

Jonathan Pease had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Tigers. Mike Green scored 14.

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