Breaking News:

Towson 85, George Mason 81

The SportsXchange

Towson's stunning turnaround season continued Tuesday night at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va., as Bilal Dixon hit a short jumper with 36 seconds left in overtime, lifting the Tigers to an 85-81 win at George Mason.

Jerrelle Benimon poured in a game-high 31 points, including a layup that tied the game at 81 with 1:56 to play in OT. Marcus Damas added 23 for the Tigers (17-13, 12-5 Colonial Athletic Association), hitting two foul shots with seven seconds remaining to ice the verdict.

Towson moved into second place in the CAA a year after going 1-31 and snapping a 41-game losing streak that dated back to the 2010-11 campaign.

Jonathan Arledge scored a team-high 17 points for George Mason (17-12, 10-7) despite foul trouble that limited him to less than half the game. Byron Allen added 14 points for the Patriots. Erik Copes contributed a 13-point, 15-rebound double-double, but he missed a potential game-tying shot with 10 seconds left in overtime.

The Patriots' Anali Okaloji canned a 3-pointer with one second remaining in regulation to tie the score at 79, but George Mason managed just two points in the extra session.

Win cash prizes, pick a fantasy roster for just one day, join in minutes!

Learn how to play

Contest Entries Entry Fee Prizes Starts (EDT)
EPL $20K Nobody Loses 769/10000 $1 $20000 Saturday 10:00 AM Enter
NBA $15K Tournament [$2K to 1st] 1712/3410 $5 $15000 Today 7:00 PM Enter
NBA $10K Tournament [$1K to 1st] 224/455 $25 $10000 Today 7:00 PM Enter
View Comments (0)