Towson uses big 2nd half to beat Elon 77-60

ELON, N.C. (AP) Brian Fobbs and Tobias Howard scored 21 points each and Towson overcame a nine-point deficit to beat Elon 77-60 in the Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams on Friday night.

The Tigers (5-8) erased Elon's 42-33 lead with 13 straight points early in the second half and never trailed again. That run started an 11-minute stretch in which Towson outscored the Phoenix 34-8 to lead 67-50 with 4:21 left.

Alex Thomas added 12 points for the Tigers, including the first two 3-pointers of his career. Towson was 10 of 17 from 3-point range and 8 of 12 in the second half when the Tigers scored 53 points.

Steven Santa Ana had 21 points to lead Elon (4-10). Tyler Seibring added 12 points and Chuck Hannah scored 11.

After Towson opened the game with a 6-0 run, Elon scored nine straight and led most of the first half.

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