State men: Burwell's 23 lead Towson over William & Mary
By From Sun staff reports
Feb 16, 2014 at 1:38 AM
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).
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.