TOWSON, Md. -- Jerrelle Benimon had 21 points and 12 rebounds as Towson won its third straight game with a wire-to-wire 85-65 victory over Delaware on Wednesday night, sweeping the season series.
Benimon posted his 17th double-double of the season for the Tigers (13-12, 8-4 Colonial Athletic Association), who also defeated the Blue Hens 69-66 on Jan. 16.
Towson scored the first 11 points en route to a 33-23 halftime lead, then scored 52 second-half points on 69.2 percent field-goal shooting (18 of 26).
Delaware (11-12, 6-4) shot poorly, making only 9 of 30 field goals in the second half, a slight improvement over its 8-of-29 shooting in the first.
Devon Saddler's 20 points, including 10 of 10 free throws, led the Blue Hens (11-12, 6-4), whose three-game winning streak ended.
Shooting guard Jaylen Nowell, ranked No. 45 in the ESPN 100, chose the Washington Huskies on Wednesday over California. As a junior he led Garfield Heights to a state championship and was named MVP of the tournament.
Donnie Tyndall has filed an appeal to reverse the 10-year show cause penalty he received from the NCAA in April for violations that occurred while he was coaching Southern Mississippi.
Top-50 prospect Jaylen Nowell committed to Washington on Wednesday. Nowell, a shooting guard, is No. 45 on the ESPN 100.