Towson defeats Delaware 75-74

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TOWSON, Md. (AP)—Rocky Coleman scored 21 points and Towson defeated Delaware 75-74 on Wednesday night.

Delaware led 57-53 with 9 minutes left, but Towson (10-20, 5-12 Colonial Athletic Association) scored 10 unanswered points, including back-to-back 3-pointers by Coleman, to take a 63-57 lead with 7:30 to play.

The Blue Hens (12-18, 5-12) cut the deficit to 71-70 on a 3-pointer by Brian Johnson with 2:51 to go. Towson’s Junior Hairston responded with two baskets for a 75-70 advantage with 1:38 left, sealing the win.

Hairston added 13 points and nine rebounds and Calvin Lee chipped in with 13 points for the Tigers, who snapped a three game losing streak.

Marc Egerson paced the Blue Hens with 23 points and Johnson added 14.

The first meeting between the two teams also resulted in a one-point game. Towson won 62-61 on in Newark, Del. on Jan. 5.

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