Towson 70, Georgia St. 69
ATLANTA (AP)—Velmar Coleman scored 20 points, including two key 3-pointers as Towson rallied from a 14-point deficit, en route to a 70-69 victory over Georgia State Thursday night.
Towson (12-14, 8-9 Colonial Athletic Association) trailed 32-25 at the half and was down 44-30 after a layup by Georgia State’s Boyd Copeland with 16:30 to play.
A 3-pointer by Coleman started a 10-0 run that brought the Tigers to 44-40. They closed to within 57-56 at the 6:45 mark with two more Coleman 3-pointers.
Georgia State (6-20, 3-14) fell behind but tied it at 67-67 with D’Andre McGrew’s 3-pointer with just 1:07 left. Towson’s Tim Crossin scored from beyond the arc to make it 70-67 with 49 seconds remaining.
The Panthers had chances after that, but Herman Favors and McGrew missed 3-point attempts and Deven Dickerson missed a layup in the final 15 seconds. Copeland’s layup with 3 seconds on the clock made it 70-69, but GSU ran out of time.
Copeland led the Panthers with 17 points and 12 rebounds, and Favors added 16 points.