Drexel 71 at Towson 72

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Towson tops Drexel 72-71 for most wins in 17 years
Saturday, Feb 23, 2013

TOWSON, Md. (AP)—Jerome Hairston scored 20 points and Jerrelle Benimon had 19 points and 10 rebounds as Towson edged Drexel 72-71 Saturday for its 16th victory, its most since the 1995-96 season.

The Tigers (16-13, 11-5 Colonial Athletic Association), who were 1-31 last season, won for the sixth time in seven games.

A three-point play with 1:20 remaining by Benimon, who recorded his 19th double-double this season, gave Towson a 71-68 lead. Derrick Thomas’ layup for the Dragons (11-17, 7-9) with 1:01 left cut it to 71-70.

Hairston stole the ball from Damion Lee with 11 seconds left and was fouled but made just 1 of 2. Kazembe Abif was fouled after getting an offensive rebound on Drexel’s next possession and could have tied the game but was also able to make only 1 of 2.

Frantz Massenat scored 24 points to pace the Dragons. Thomas added 13 and Lee 12.

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 Drexel
Frantz Massenat Frantz Massenat
7-15,  24 Pts
2 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Towson
Jerrelle Benimon Jerrelle Benimon
7-13,  19 Pts
9 Rebs, 2 Assists

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