Towson routs UNC-Wilmington 91-74 in CAA tourney

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP)—RaShawn Polk scored 14 of his season-high 20 points in the first half and Towson routed North Carolina-Wilmington 91-74 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament.

The eighth-seeded Tigers (10-20) will put their season-best three-game win streak on the line against top-seeded Old Dominion in the semifinals on Saturday. Towson won its fourth straight first-round tournament game.

Ninth-seeded UNC-Wilmington (9-22) lost 14 of its last 17 games.

Towson dominated the first half, setting a season high with 52 points en route to a 22-point lead. Calvin Lee began the run, scoring eight points in the first 6:54 as the Tigers ran off to a 20-10 start.

The Tigers, who never trailed, shot 54.8 percent from the field.

Towson stretched its lead to 82-52 with 10:55 to play. The Seahawks pulled no closer than 18 in the second half.

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 Top Performers
 N.C. Wilmington
Dominique Lacy Dominique Lacy
6-10,  13 Pts
3 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Towson
Troy Franklin Troy Franklin
6-9,  18 Pts
2 Rebs, 3 Assists

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