State roundup (Jan. 28): Hawkins scores 23 to lead Towson over Drexel, 77-70
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Jan 28, 2016 | 10:35 PM
Byron Hawkins scored 23 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer late in the game, to lift Towson past host Drexel, 77-70, on Thursday night.
Trailing by three, Towson (15-7, 6-3 Colonial Athletic Association) got a pair of free throws from Mike Morsell, followed by Hawkins' go-ahead 3 during a 13-2 run that made the score 72-66 with 1:53 left. The Tigers protected the advantage from the foul line while holding Drexel to 1-for-5 from the field down the stretch to cement the win.
The Colonial Athletic Association announced Thursday afternoon that the conference's men's basketball tournament would move from Baltimore to Charleston, S.C., after this year's championship is completed at Royal Farms Arena from March 4-7.
Will Miller added 14 points, Junior Robinson had 11 and Chris Wray 10 for Mount St. Mary's, which has won four of its past five games.
The Mountaineers broke away early in the first half with a 12-0 run that included 3-pointers from Robinson, Miller and Ashe to make it 24-8, and they carried a 32-23 advantage into the break.
Coppin State 73, North Carolina A&T 68: Terry Harris Jr. scored 22 and collected seven rebounds, and Keith Shivers added 16 points as the host Eagles (5-14, 3-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) beat the Aggies (5-17, 2-6).
James Sylvester hit two free throws with 2:34 to play to give Coppin State a 68-60 lead with 2:34 to play.