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Digest: Towson's Benimon, Hairston, Johnson honored by CAA

College basketball

Towson's Benimon, Hairston, Johnson honored by CAA

Towson junior forward Jerrelle Benimon was named the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week for the third time this season, while Tigers freshman Jerome Hairston was selected as the Rookie of the Week for the first time, the league announced Monday. Benimon and Hairston led Towson (5-8) to an upset win at Oregon State (9-3) on Saturday. Despite trailing by as many as 19 points in the second half, the Tigers rallied for a last-second 67-66 overtime victory. Benimon became the first Division I men's basketball player to score 20 or more points and...

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