TOWSON, Md. -- Marcus Damas scored 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds and Towson defeated University of Maryland-Baltimore County 75-60.
Damas went 7-of-11 shooting and netted four 3-pointers while Jerome Benimon poured-in 19 points and Rafael Guthrie picked-up 14 for the Tigers.
Towson (4-2) led 31-28 at the half and UMBC (2-5) stayed close until the Tigers produced a 13-4 run and led 61-46 with 5 minutes to play. That run started when Damas was fouled shooting a 3-pointer and he made all three attempts from the line. UMBC shot poorly from the field (29 percent) and were out-rebounded by the Tigers 45-32. The Retrievers allowed Towson 42 free throw attempts giving up 28 points from the penalty line. Towson blocked 11 of the Retrievers basket attempts.