TOWSON, Md. -- Jerrelle Benimon scored 32 points and Towson came from behind for a 75-69 win over Temple on Thursday night.
The Tigers (3-0) faced a 53-45 deficit midway through the second half before a 12-3 run, led by seven points from Benimon, gave Towson its first lead of the half at 57-56.
The Owls (1-2) regained the lead but Timajh Parker-Rivera's three-point play on a put back gave the Tigers a 62-60 lead. Towson extended its lead to six before Temple responded and Anthony Lee's basket with 14 seconds left brought the Owls to within 71-69. But Towson hit 4-of-4 free throws in the final 14 seconds to preserve the win.
Benimon's scoring total was a career high to go along with 10 rebounds. Marcus Damas added 16 points and 10 boards.