BALTIMORE (AP) — Ryan Cook led all scorers with 22 points and his late free throws enabled Maryland-Baltimore County to hold off Towson 66-62 Saturday night in a nonconference game.
For the Retrievers (2-5), Cook was perfect at the foul line. He sank all 10 of his free throw attempts. Six of them came in the last minute when Towson (3-4) closed within 62-59 with 28 seconds left. Jerrelle Benimon had scored eight straight Towson points to keep the Tigers close. He finished with a 13-point, 16-rebound double-double.
But Cook’s free throw shooting proved decisive. He was a perfect 4-for-4 in those last 28 seconds.
Brett Roseboro and Chase Plummer both had double-doubles for UMBC. Roseboro scored 19 points on 9-for-11 shooting and took 10 rebounds. Plummer scored 11 points and grabbed 11 boards.
For Towson, guard Mike Burwell scored 14 points and Jerome Hairston added 14 more.
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