State basketball roundup: Fobbs scores 33, hits seven 3-pointers to lead Towson past UMBC, 77-71

Towson guard Allen Betrand drives against UMBC's LJ Owens (Severn) during a game at SECU Arena on Tuesday night.
Towson guard Allen Betrand drives against UMBC's LJ Owens (Severn) during a game at SECU Arena on Tuesday night. (Tiffany DeBoar, Towson Athletics/Tiffany DeBoer, Towson Athletics)

Brian Fobbs drained seven 3-pointers and scored 33 points, both career highs, and made six free throws in the last 30 seconds as Towson topped UMBC 77-71 on Tuesday night.

Neither team led by double figures and was tied at 65 with 2 1/2 minutes to go. The Tigers scored the next six points, capped by Fobbs’ 3 with 44 seconds to go.


K.J. Jackson responded with a three-point play at 29 seconds but Fobbs made four straight free throws. Jackson hit another 3 to cut it to four with a couple seconds left but Fobbs finished it off with two more free throws.

Fobbs' previous career bests were six treys and 32 points against the Retrievers one day short of a year ago, a game the Tigers won 80-76 in double overtime.

Nakye Sanders added 15 points for the Tigers (5-5), who made 6 of 12 3-pointers and shot 52% while going 13 of 15 from the foul line in the second half. Fobbs had 22 points after the break.

Keondre Kennedy had a career-high 15 points for the Retrievers (5-6), who also shot 52% but only made seven 3-points and 12 free throws. Daniel Akin and L.J. Owens (Severn)had 13 points apiece and Jackson 12.

Towson hosts Liberty on Friday at 5 p.m., while UMBC hosts Coppin State on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Davidson 88, Coppin State 52: Carter Collins scored 19 points for the host Wildcats (5-5), who held the Eagles more than 20 points under their season scoring average.

Kamar McKnight led the Eagels (4-7) with 17 points, while Koby Thomas added 12 points and a dozen rebounds.


Swarthmore 44, Johns Hopkins 44: The Blue Jays (5-4) couldn’t overcome a slow offensive first half, falling to Swarthmore, their first loss to the Garnet since 2014.

Diarra Oden led Hopkins with 27 points.

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