Towson 67, Oregon State 66 (OT)

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange


Junior forward Jerrelle Benimon delivered another monster effort and Marcus Damas scored with one second remaining in overtime, lifting Towson to a dramatic 67-66 victory Saturday at Gill Coliseum.
Benimon posted 20 points and a career-high 21 rebounds, recording his eighth double-double of the season for the Tigers (5-8). Damas added 16 points, including the game-winning jump shot.
Sophomore forward Eric Moreland posted 16 points, 18 rebounds and six blocked shots for the Beavers (9-3), who lost at home for the first time this season.
Oregon State controlled the first half and led 36-23 at the break after Devon Collier made a layup with five seconds remaining. The Beavers stretched their lead to 19 when Joe Burton scored to put them up 44-25 with 16:08 to play in the second half, but Towson mounted an 18-5 run over the next eight minutes to get back into the game.
Benimon's layup cut Oregon State's lead to two with 2:17 to go and Bilal Dixon tied the game with a layup 61 seconds later. The game went into overtime after the Beavers missed two layups in the final five seconds of regulation.

What to Read Next