Scores

Final

Northeastern 70

(9-7, 4-0 CAA)

Towson 59

(8-9, 3-1 CAA)

    12:00 PM ET, January 12, 2013

    Towson Center, Towson, Maryland

    1 2 T
    NE 39 3170
    TOWS 33 2659

    Top Performers

    Northeastern: J. Smith 21 Pts, 4 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Towson: J. Benimon 17 Pts, 11 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Blk

    Northeastern 70, Towson 59

    Associated Press

    TOWSON, Md. -- Joel Smith scored 21 points and Northeastern took control with a late first-half run to defeat Towson 70-59 Saturday.

    The Huskies (9-7, 4-0 Colonial Athletic Association) trailed 25-13 with 8:16 left in the first half but outscored the Tigers (8-9, 3-1) 26-8 the rest of the way until intermission. Smith scored nine points and Quincy Ford eight during the run.

    Towson got to within three, 43-40, early in the second half on Marcus Damas' 3-pointer, but three consecutive layups by Dinko Marshavelski, who had just re-entered the game, boosted Northeastern's lead to 49-40 with 13:05 left.

    Northeastern is off to its best conference start since winning its first six CAA games in the 2008-09 season. The victory gave coach Bill Coen a 100-106 record with the Huskies.

    Jerrelle Benimon led Towson with 17 points and 11 rebounds, Bilal Dixon and Jerome Hairston scored 12 each and Damas had 12 rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NE
    TOWS
    Points 70 59
    FG Made-Attempted 25-54 (.463) 24-55 (.436)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-16 (.500) 6-24 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-16 (.750) 5-9 (.556)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 12 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 16 12

    2012-13 Season

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