TOWSON, Md. (AP) -- Junior Hairston scored a career-high 25 points, Jonathan Pease added a season-high 20 points and Towson snapped a two-game losing streak with a 77-71 victory over Northeastern on Wednesday night.
Reserve Josh Thornton contributed 13 points for the Tigers (5-7, 1-1 Colonial Athletic Association), who had dropped five of six games. Hairston grabbed eight rebounds for Towson, which held a 39-27 edge in that category.
Matt Janning, who entered the game averaging a team-high 17.3 points per game for the Huskies, was limited to six points on 3-for-12 shooting.
After Ojougboh's right-side bank shot pulled Northeastern within 41-35 with 18:30 left in the game, Thornton ignited a 12-0 run that put Towson ahead, 53-237. Thornton had 10 points during the uprising, and ended it by converting consecutive 3-pointers.
The Huskies got as close as 70-66 on Spates' 3 out of the left corner with 2:16 left, but the Tigers controlled the clock the rest of the way and were 7-for-8 from the free throw line down the stretch.
Pease knocked down three early 3-pointers and scored 13 first-half points. Towson used a 9-0 run capped by Hairston's steal and slam for a 24-10 lead with 11:09 remaining in the first half.
But Adako responded with nine straight points for the Huskies, part of 16-8 burst that closed the opening 20 minutes and cut the deficit to 39-33 at halftime.
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