Towson edges James Madison 58-57
TOWSON, Md. (AP)—Junior Hairston scored 16 points, making two free throws with 46 seconds left, to lift Towson to a 58-57 victory over James Madison on Saturday night.
Rocky Coleman scored 12 points for the Tigers (6-8, 1-1 Colonial Athletic Association). Jarrel Smith and Troy Franklin each scored 10 points.
Juwann James scored a career-high 24 points before fouling out for the Dukes (8-6, 0-2). James’ previous career high was 23 points, which he did twice against Towson.
A pair of free throws by Hairston with 46 seconds remaining gave Towson its first lead since early in the first half.
James Madison was held without a basket in the final 3:18 and Andrey Semonov’s 3-point attempt at the buzzer bounced off the front of the rim.
Devon Moore scored 13 points and had 10 rebounds for the Dukes, whose bench outscored Towson 32-15.