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State men's hoops: Towson tops Charleston, 68-61, in OT

Mike Burwell tied the game on a basket with 20 seconds remaining in regulation and Towson went on to beat visiting College of Charleston, 68-61, in overtime Saturday at SECU Arena.

The Tigers (16-8, 7-2 Colonial Athletic Association) went up 64-58 with 42 seconds remaining in overtime and withstood a comeback attempt by the Cougars (12-12, 4-5) by making their last four free throws.

Jerrelle Benimon had 20 points and seven rebounds to lead Towson, which has won four in a row. Burwell had 14 points and six rebounds.

Four McGlynn made a 3-pointer to put Towson up 37-36 with 15:17 to go.

Charleston reclaimed the lead on a number of occasions, but the Tigers forced overtime with Burwell's jumper.

Norfolk State 64 Morgan State 53: The visiting Spartans (13-10, 7-2) avenged a Jan. 18 blowout loss as they defeated the Bears (8-13, 6-3) and broke the teams' tie for second place in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

Morgan State led for the first nine minutes, then went without a field goal for 10 minutes and trailed 28-23 at halftime.

Coppin State 58, UMES 50: The Eagles (9-14, 6-4 MEAC) won for the third time in four games by beating the host Hawks (3-17, 1-7), who have lost 15 of 16.

There were 10 lead changes, the last with 2:58 to play on a layup by Coppin State's Andre Armstrong, who led the Eagles with 13 points.

Troy Snyder led UMES with a game-high 15 points.

UMass-Lowell 71, UMBC 61: The Retrievers (8-15, 4-6 America East) opened the game with a 5-1 run before the visiting River Hawks (7-15, 5-5) pulled ahead for a 29-23 halftime lead and held on to win.

Rodney Elliott (John Carroll) scored 26 points for UMBC, but the Retrievers could not close the deficit to fewer than four points in the second half.

Lehigh 66, Loyola Maryland 52: The host Mountain Hawks (13-12, 6-6 Patriot League) never trailed and used a 45-30 edge in rebounds to defeat the Greyhounds (10-12, 5-7).

Loyola's Eric Laster led all players with a career-high 17 points

Navy 79, Army 57: The Midshipmen (8-15, 3-9 Patriot League) opened the second half with a 20-6 run to build a 20-point lead over the host Black Knights (12-11, 8-4) and never relinquished command.

Worth Smith scored a game-high 23 points for Navy as it ended a six-game losing streak.


Bowie State 63, Lincoln 60: The host Bulldogs (12-11, 6-6 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) had their fifth consecutive win, beating the Lions (15-6, 7-5) with 41.7 percent shooting from the field and 62.5 percent free-throw accuracy.

Bryant 78, Mount St. Mary's 75: A second-half rally by the visiting Mount (10-13, 6-4 Northeast Conference) came up just short in a road loss to the Bulldogs (16-9, 8-2).

Rashad Whack hit six 3-pointers en route to a team-high 21 points.

Johns Hopkins 60, Swarthmore 53: The Blue Jays (13-8, 10-4 Centennial Conference) held off the visiting Garnet (6-15, 3-11) by shooting 6-for-16 from behind the arc and 85.7 percent from the free-throw line.

Hopkins led by as many as 17 in the first half but then went for more than 12 minutes without a field goal.

The Blue Jays finally ended the drought with a basket at 12:28 from Niko Kotoulas that ignited a 13-3 run.

McDaniel 52, Haverford 47: The Green Terror (16-5, 11-3 Centennial) built a nine-point lead in the second half and held off the Fords (7-12, 11-3).

With the game tied at 35 with 11:31 to play, Evan Pupelis hit a layup to put the Green Terror in front for good and spark an 11-2 run .

Widener 82, Hood 77: The Blazers (15-5, 9-4 Centennial) suffered their first defeat in eight games at the hands of the Pride (11-10, 5-9).

Franklin and Marshall 74, Washington College 57: Matt Porter scored 30 points for the Diplomats (14-7, 10-4 Centennial) as they led the visiting Shoremen (5-16, 4-10) by five at halftime and by as many as 22 late in the game.

John Weston paced Washington College with 14 points.

Merchant Marine 98, Goucher 86: The Gophers (8-13, 3-7 Landmark Conference), who entered the day only a game back of the final conference playoff spot, fell to the Mariners (10-11, 5-6).

Goucher's Alex Noble had a team-high 26.

Salisbury 81, Mary Washington 71: The Sea Gulls (11-10, 6-6 Capital Athletic Conference) pushed their winning streak to five by beating the host Eagles (18-3, 11-2), who are ranked No. 12 in Division III.

Senior Dominic Milburn set a career high with a game-high 27 points.

St. Mary's 72, Frostburg State 54: The visiting Seahawks (15-6, 9-4 CAC) shot 24-for-63 from the field and made 20 of 25 free throws to defeat the Bobcats (2-19, 1-12).

Stevenson 80, Lycoming 67: The visiting Warriors (9-10, 5-8 Middle Atlantic Conference) scored 10 unanswered points in the first three minutes, but the Mustangs (13-7, 8-5) tied the game at 14with 13 minutes left in the first half and went on to win.

Baltimore Sun staff contributed to this article.

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