Byron Hawkins' late 3-pointer lifted Towson men's basketball over Drexel, 77-70, on Thursday night.
Byron Hawkins' late 3-pointer lifted Towson men's basketball over Drexel, 77-70, on Thursday night.

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.

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Morsell and Arnaud William Adala Moto added 16 points apiece for Towson, which shot 50 percent from the field and was 9-for-16 from long range.

Drexel (3-17, 1-8) opened the second half with a 6-0 burst to retake the lead, fending off two Towson drives that tied the game at 54 and 56 before being overtaken.

Mount St. Mary's 70, Robert Morris 49: BK Ashe scored 19 points on 8-for-13 shooting to lead the host Mount (10-12, 7-2 Northeast Conference) past the Colonials (6-16, 4-5).

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.

Wednesday

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.

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Gregory Graves scored 22 points and Mount St. Mary's beat host Fairleigh Dickinson, 87-72, on Sunday to move into sole possession of first place in the Northeast Conference.

The Eagles, who hit four 3s, have made at least one 3-pointer in 178 straight games, the longest streak in the NCAA.

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