Recap: James Madison vs. Towson
Harrisonburg, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jerrelle Benimon notched a double- double with 28 points and 16 rebounds as the Towson Tigers held off the James Madison Dukes, 69-66, in a Colonial Athletic Association clash at the Convocation Center.
Rafriel Guthrie netted 16 points, hitting a perfect 10-of-10 from the free- throw line for Towson (21-9, 12-3 CAA), which remains a game behind Delaware in the conference standings with one contest left on the schedule. The Tigers have won five consecutive games.
Andrey Semenov netted 22 points with five rebounds, connecting on 6-of-11 from 3-point range for James Madison (11-18, 6-9). Charles Cooke chipped in with 15 points and Andre Nation came off the bench to score 10 with six boards.
James Madison hit 33.3 percent of its shot attempts in the first half, including 5-of-13 from 3-point distance to take a 31-28 lead at the intermission. Towson shot just 30.4 percent in the frame, including 1-of-6 from deep.
The Tigers slightly improved their shooting in the second half, hitting 36.4 percent from the floor, but missed all six 3-point tries. Towson did connect on all 17 free-throw attempts in the half, though, including Four McGlynn's two foul shots with four seconds left to play to give the Tigers a three-point lead. The Dukes shot 46.2 percent in the second period, but went just 2-of-10 from beyond the arc.
Towson led JMU in second chance points, 17-11, and held a huge advantage from the free-throw line, 30-17. The Dukes outscored the Tigers from 3-point range, 21-3.Game Notes