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Benimon Powers Towson Over James Madison 73-47

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(Credit: AP)

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TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Jerrelle Benimon had 13 points and 12 rebounds for his 13th double-double of the season as Towson defeated James Madison 73-47 Saturday in a Colonial Athletic Association game.

Bilal Dixon and Jerome Hairston also scored 13 points each for the Tigers (10-9, 5-1), who are above .500 this late in a season for the first time since 1999-2000.

After leading 31-28 at halftime, Towson outscored the Dukes (9-10, 3-3) in the second half and outshot them 53.6 percent (15 of 28) to 26.9 percent (7 of 26). They also finished the game with a 45-33 edge on the boards.

Mike Burwell hit a pair of 3-pointers for Towson during an 11-2 run midway through the second half that stretched the Tigers’ lead to 53-36. He and Rafriel Guthrie scored 10 points each.

Alioune Diouf was the only James Madison player to score in double figures, getting 11 points.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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