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Hofstra vs Towson

Towson 67, Hofstra 64

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TOWSON, Md. (AP) - Jerome Hairston and Marcus Damas scored 17 points each as Towson ended a remarkable turnaround season by defeating Hofstra 67-64 Saturday.

The Tigers (18-13, 13-5 Colonial Athletic Association), who are ineligible for the postseason because of NCAA academic progress rules, improved by 17.5 games over last year's 1-31 finish, based on the difference in both wins and losses, divided by two. That bettered the mark of plus-17 by Mercer in 2002-03 and UTEP the following season.

Jerrelle Benimon had 14 points and 13 rebounds for Towson for his 20th double-double this season. His two free throws tied the game 55-55 with 3:52 left, and two by Rafriel Guthrie made it 57-55. Benimon's three-point play stretched the lead to 62-55 with 1:08 remaining.

Stevie Mejia scored 22 points and Moussa Kone 20 for the Pride (7-24, 4-14), who will play No. 2 seed Delaware in the conference tournament on March 9.

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M. Kone, F3510-130-053320
D. Imes, F334-60-052410
J. Allen, F292-72-20156
T. Buie, G381-90-04143
S. Mejia, G386-137-753222
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J. Hairston, G346-113-434317
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