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State men: Burwell's 23 lead Towson over William & Mary

Tigers take sole possession of second place in CAA; Delaware up next

From Sun staff reports

1:38 AM EST, February 16, 2014

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Mike Burwell scored a career-high 23 points for Towson (17-9, 8-3 Colonial Athletic Association) and Jerrelle Benimon had his NCAA-leading 17th double double to lead the Tigers to an 85-70 win over visiting William & Mary (15-9, 7-4) on Saturday.

The win gives the Tigers sole possession of second place in the CAA. Towson will play first-place Delaware on Monday.

After falling behind 9-6 early, Towson used a 10-0 run to go up 16-9 at the 10:40 mark of the first half. The Tribe came back from a 41-34 halftime deficit, scoring 11 of the first 15 second-half points for a 62-59 lead with 9:19 left. Then the Tigers went on a 20-3 run, which put them up 79-65 with 1:17 remaining.

The Tigers shot 15-for-28 from the field in both halves and 18-for-22 from the free-throw line.

Navy 71, Colgate 61: The Midshipmen (9-16, 4-10 Patriot League) shot a season-best 54.3 percent from the field and 14-for-19 from the free-throw line to beat the visiting Raiders (9-16, 3-11).

Brandon Venturini paced Navy with 19 points, and also had eight assists, four rebounds and two steals.

Boston University 82, Loyola Maryland 72: Jordan Latham had his first career double double, but the Greyhounds (10-15, 5-9 Patriot League) fell to the Terriers (19-8, 12-2).

Boston University led 42-28 at halftime, and Loyola was unable to close to within five points in the second half.

Vermont 76, UMBC 52: The host Catamounts (17-9, 11-1 America East) opened the game on a 12-1 run, and the Retrievers (9-17, 5-8) did not record their first field goal until the 13:46 mark.

Freshman David Kadiri had a season-best 11 rebounds and added six points, two steals and a blocked shot for UMBC.

Florida A&M 82, Coppin State 71: Sterling Smith had 20 points for the Eagles (9-16, 6-6 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), but Coppin State fell to the host Rattlers (9-14, 5-5).

Florida A&M trailed 37-32 at the half but rallied with 50 second-half points. The Rattlers outrebounded the Eagles 54-28.

UMES 87, Howard 73: Troy Snyder scored 34 points for the Hawks (4-18, 2-8 MEAC) as they overcame an 11-point halftime deficit to defeat the visiting Bison (6-20, 4-7).

Howard led 50-30 with 16:32 to play, but UMES closed the gap to pull ahead on 15-for-27 shooting in the second half.

Robert Morris 69, Mount St. Mary's 61: The Colonials (16-11, 11-1 Northeast Conference) went on an 11-0 run for the lead and stayed ahead of the visiting Mountaineers (10-14, 6-5).

Rashad Whack scored a game-high 27 points for the Mount.

Chowan 65, Bowie State 62: Coming off five consecutive wins, the Bulldogs (12-12, 6-7 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) trailed the Hawks (11-12, 5-8) by 33-29 at halftime and by as many as 10 points in the second half.

Dickinson 68, Johns Hopkins 63: Jimmy Hammer scored a game-high 24 points, but the Blue Jays (13-10, 10-6 Centennial Conference) fell to the visiting Red Devils (19-4, 14-2), who took the top conference tournament seed.

McDaniel 53, Swarthmore 48: Evan Pupelis' 11 points led the Green Terror (17-6, 12-4 Centennial) in a win against the visiting Phoenix (6-17, 3-13).

McDaniel earned its first conference playoff berth since 2011.

Ursinus 89, Washington College 76: The host Bears (5-18, 3-13 Centennial) made 32 of 57 field-goal attempts to deal the Shoremen (5-18, 4-12) their fifth straight loss.

Stevenson 84, Albright 57: The Mustangs (15-7, 10-5 Middle Atlantic Conference) shot 50 percent from the field and made seven 3-pointers to defeat the Lions (12-10, 8-7).

Hood 81, Elizabethtown 57: The Blazers (16-7, 10-6 Commonwealth Conference) ended a three-game slide as 25-for-47 shooting from the field and 13 3-pointers carried them past the Blue Jays (8-15, 5-11).

Goucher 67, Drew 63: The Gophers (9-14, 4-8 Landmark Conference) shot 23-for-67 from the field and 17-for-21 from the free-throw line to beat the visiting Rangers (10-13, 4-8).

Salisbury 76, York 67: The Sea Gulls (12-11, 7-7 Capital Athletic Conference) defeated the visiting Spartans (4-19, 3-12) behind 17-point performances from Tim Harwood and Conor Strickland.

Marymount 86, Frostburg State 67: James Peters scored a game-high 23 points for the visiting Bobcats (2-21, 1-13 CAC), but five Saints (15-8, 7-7) scored in double figures to lead to the victory.

St. Mary's 89, Southern Virginia 61: The Seahawks (17-6) received 41 points from their bench and a team-high 21 from Brendan McFall in a win against the visiting Knights (6-14).