BOSTON -- Rafriel Guthrie scored 21 points as Towson knocked off Northeastern 79-70 on Thursday.
Northeastern (9-19, 6-8, Colonial Athletic Conference) was down four with 1:23 left in the first half, but scored the final seven points, including David Walker's dunk, to lead 34-31 at the break.
Towson (19-9, 10-3) came roaring back after intermission. Rafriel Guthrie scored nine of Towson's first 11 points in the half to give the Tigers a 42-41 lead. The teams were tied at 66 with 2:35 left, but Towson closed on an 11-4 run, including 9 of 9 from the line, to escape with the win.
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.