Benimon's 18 lift Towson over Kennesaw State 69-63

The Associated Press

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) -- Jerrelle Benimon turned in his second straight double-double and Towson took care of business against Kennesaw State with a 69-63 victory Sunday at the Eastern Kentucky Tournament.

Kennesaw State's Markeith Cummings had 13 points and became the school's all-time leading scorer with 1,693, passing Herman Smith.

Benimon had 18 points and 13 rebounds against the Owls a day after posting 12 points and 16 rebounds against Eastern Kentucky. He also had five assists and three blocks Sunday.

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Jerome Hairston (15 points), Rafriel Guthrie (12) and Mike Burwell (11) also scored in double figures for the Tigers (2-2).

Towson opened the first half with a 10-2 run, and Guthrie's 3 with six seconds left in the half sent the Tigers to the tunnels up 36-21.

Kennesaw State (1-4) shot 36 percent (18 of 50) from the field to Towson's 50 percent (22 of 44) and was outrebounded 31-24.

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