State men's hoops: Towson tops Charleston, 68-61, in OT
Feb 09, 2014 | 2:36 AM
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.
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.
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.