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State basketball roundup (Dec. 1): Towson tops La Salle in Northern Ireland, 67-60

Zane Martin scored 20 points, Mike Morsell added 17 and the Towson men's basketball team outscored La Salle 9-2 in the last 2 1/2 minutes Friday for a 67-60 win in the inaugural Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic in Northern Ireland.

The Tigers (7-1), who have won seven straight, face Manhattan in today's championship game while the Explorers (4-4) meet Holy Cross. This is the first time regular-season college games have been played in Europe.

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Pookie Powell, who had 13 points, pulled La Salle into a tie at 58 with a free throw with 3:01 to play. Eddie Keith II answered with a reverse layup for the Tigers and Brian Starr had a shot-clock beating deep 3-pointer from the right wing to make it 63-58 with 1:13 to play.

B.J. Johnson, who led the Explorers with 24 points and nine rebounds, hit a baseline jumper with 54.3 seconds to play, but that was La Salle's only basket in six attempts in the final 2:21. Martin sealed the game with four free throws in the final 22 seconds.

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Navy 82, Delaware 76: Bryce Dulin scored a career-high 30 points on 8-for-12 shooting to lead the host Midshipmen over the Blue Hens.

Shawn Anderson added 20 points for Navy (6-3), which shot 51 percent from the field and was 26-for-35 from the free-throw line. Dulin was 4-for-6 from beyond the arc and made all but one of his 11 free-throw attempts.

The Mids raced out to a 15-point lead in the second half before Delaware (4-4) rallied with a 20-1 run to take a 47-43 advantage with 12:45 to play.

Cam Davis then fueled an 8-0 burst for Navy with a pair of 3-pointers as the teams battled through three lead changes and two ties over the next five minutes.

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Army West Point 81, UMBC 70: Tommy Funk had 16 points and six assists, Jordan Fox added 13 points and the Black Knights (4-2) beat the Retrievers (4-4) in the Bulldog Bash at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C.

Army will play Marist for the championship today while UMBC will meet host The Citadel in the consolation game.

The Retrievers led 43-41 in a wild first half in which UMBC made eight of 14 3-pointers and the Black Knights went seven of 15 from distance.

Joe Sherbune had 17 points and Arkel Lamar had 16 with nine rebounds for UMBC.

Ohio 80, Coppin State 37: Mike Laster scored 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting and Doug Taylor helped the Bobcats (4-3) dominate the boards with 10 rebounds in a victory over the Eagles.

Coppin State (0-7) shot just 21 percent (13 of 61) from the floor and connected on three of 25 3-pointers (12 percent).

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