The Tigers dominated the Owls on the glass 50-38, but it wasn't enough to overcome a 31.7 percent shooting performance from the field.
Towson sophomore forward John Davis, a Philadelphia native and the Colonial Athletic Association's leading rebounder (9.2 per game), led his team's rebounding effort with 14, but was just 4-for-18 from the field. Towson was much better on 3-point attempts, going 9-for-19.
Junior guard Four McGlynn led the Tigers with 20 points on 6-for-13 shooting.
Temple will look for its third straight win when it travels to No. 8 Villanova on Saturday, while Towson will host La Salle on Dec. 20 as it hopes to end a two-game losing streak.
Central Connecticut State 65, UMBC 53: Brandon Peel had a doubledouble with 16 points and 14 rebounds, helping the host Blue Devils (2-7) past the Retrievers (0-9).
Guard Juan'ya Green added 17 points with 10 rebounds, and guard-forward Jamall Robinson had 14 points for the Pride (7-2). Guard-forward Malik Nichols scored 10 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for Hofstra, which has won three straight road games.
Guard Sterling Smith led Coppin State (1-8) with 12 points, and guard Taariq Cephas added 11. Guards Christian Kessee and Shomari Triggs had 10 points apiece for the Eagles (1-8), who were playing just their second home game and have yet to beat a Division I opponent this season.
Mount St. Mary's 81, Coppin State 65: Jacqueline Brewer and Jenn Carney combined to score 50 points to power the host Mount (2-6) past the Eagles (1-7).