State basketball roundup (Feb. 8): Morsell helps rally Towson past Drexel

Mike Morsell scored 31 points — including the last eight in overtime — and Towson erased an 18-point, second-half deficit to beat Drexel 94-91 on Thursday night.

Morsell tied it at 89 with a 3-pointer in overtime and immediately followed with another to put Towson up for good. Tramaine Isabell, who scored 32 points, brought Drexel within a point with two foul shots with 53 seconds to go before Morsell buried a jumper 21 seconds later. Isabell made 1 of 2 free throws with 25 seconds to go and missed a short shot as time expired.


Kurk Lee's 3 with 11 minutes remaining gave the Dragons a 67-49 lead before Towson went on a 34-14 blitz that ended when Morsell again scored the final eight points for the Tigers. Lee missed a 3 for a chance to win with four seconds left.

Overall, Morsell scored 16 points in a four-minute span. Zane Martin scored 25 for Towson (17-9, 7-6 Colonial Athletic Association) and Eddie Keith scored 19.


Lee scored 20 for Drexel (11-15, 5-8) and Alihan Demir scored 18.

UMBC 78, Binghamton 68: Joe Sherburne scored a season-high 24 points to lead the visting Retrievers (17-9, 8-3 America East) past the Bearcats (10-16, 1-10). With the win, UMBC took second place in league standings.

Mt. St. Mary's 71, Central Connecticut State 57:Junior Robinson scored 32 points to lead the visiting Mount (15-11, 9-4 Northeast) past the Blue Devils (12-13, 5-7).


Binghamton 68, UMBC 53: Laura Castaldo had a game-high 20 points, but the host Retrievers (3-21, 2-9 America East) fell to the Bearcats (17-8, 8-4).