Turnovers, foul shooting foil Tigers' upset bid

The Baltimore Sun

Old Dominion 71, Towson 62 - Old Dominion had to rely on a late surge last night to beat Towson in a Colonial Athletic Association game in Norfolk, Va.

The win was the 20th for Old Dominion in the 21-game series. The loss dropped the Tigers to 8-16 this season and 3-9 in the CAA. The Monarchs improved to 14-8 and 7-5.

"Turnovers killed us," Towson coach Pat Kennedy said. "We had too many of them."

Old Dominion's Gerald Lee finished with a game-high 19 points and 11 rebounds for his second double double of the season.

Robert Nwankwo led Towson with a balanced effort. He matched his career high with 13 points and grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds for his first college double double. He matched his career high with five blocks. Jarrel Smith finished with 14 points. Troy Franklin added 12 points and five steals.

Leading scorer Junior Hairston was held to four points and three rebounds. Foul trouble limited him to 17 minutes before he fouled out late in the game.

The Tigers were 6-for-15 from the foul line.

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