Benimon's basket gave Towson a 53-44 lead with 1:10 to go as the Tigers won for the first time in the past eight games at Hofstra.
Towson's Marcus Damas (11 points) made two key baskets down the stretch for the Tigers, who had not won at Hofstra since Feb.25, 2002. Damas' free throw with 49 seconds left gave Towson a 54-46 lead, and his two free throws sealed the win with six seconds to go.
Towson (15-13, 10-5) has won 12 away games this season. The Tigers entered the game tied for third with JMU in the Colonial Athletic Association.
Hofstra (6-20, 3-10) was led by Steve Mejia, who had 13 points. Taran Buie, who entered the game averaging 13.5 points, missed all 11 of his shots from the field and did not score.
Towson's Kris Walden had five assists and Damas added eight rebounds.
Towson took a 44-34 lead with 8:01 to go on a layup by freshman Timajh Parker-Rivera.
Damas gave the Tigers a 46-35 edge on a dunk with 7:03 left. His basket gave Towson a 48-39 lead with 4:28 to play, but Jordan Allen of Hofstra cut the lead to 49-41.
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The Hawks fell to 1-20, 1-9.
Mount St. Mary's 89, Central Connecticut State 80: Rashad Whack scored 22 points while Julian Norfleet added 21 to pace the host Mount (12-13, 7-7 Northeast Conference) past the Blue Devils (10-14, 6-7).
Trailing 44-43 a minute into the second half, the Mount went on an 11-0 run to take a 54-44 lead. Raven Barber started the spurt with a layup, before Sam Prescott converted back-to-back buckets. Whack capped the run with a 3-pointer and a jumper.
Loyola 80, Siena 57: Dylon Cormier (Cardinal Gibbons) scored a game-high 24 points and Robert Olson ignited two decisive runs, helping the Greyhounds (19-9, 11-5 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) beat the Saints (6-21, 4-12).
Olson finished with 20 points and Cormier added five steals and four rebounds for Loyola, which moved within a half-game of first-place Niagara. Erik Etherly added 11 points and Julius Brooks had 10 for the Greyhounds, who have won four of five.
Trenity Burdine scored 12 points to lead Siena, which has lost five in a row. O.D. Anosike had 10 points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots.
Army 56, Navy 55: Tilman Dunbar missed a jumper in the lane at the buzzer and the visiting Black Knights (12-13, 5-5 Patriot League) held on to win.
Ten Army players scored, led by Kyle Wilson and Ella Ellis with 12 points each. The Black Knights shot 46 percent (20-for-44) from the field, and rallied from a seven-point deficit to gain a split in the season series.
Worth Smith led the Midshipmen (7-19, 1-9) with 14 points and seven rebounds, while Dunbar scored 12 points. percent from the field (16-for-43).
The Mids held a narrow lead for much of the first half and had a 30-24 advantage at halftime.