TOWSON, Md. (AP) -- Gary Neal scored a game-high 26 points, including 17 in the second half, and Towson defeated James Madison 76-62 Wednesday night.
The Tigers (14-13, 8-8 CAA) held off the Dukes by scoring the final eight points of the game. After James Madison (7-19, 4-12) pulled to within 68-62 with 1:51 remaining on a pair of free throws by Pierre Curtis, Dennard Abraham scored on a rebound layup with 1:11 left, giving Towson a 70-62 lead.
C.C. Williams, who scored six points in the final 57 seconds of the game, landed a free throw to put the Tigers' lead to 71-62 with less than a minute left. With 27 seconds left to play, Williams made a steal, scored on a breakaway slam dunk and was fouled. When he converted the free throw, the Tigers held a 74-62 edge.
Williams added a pair of free throws with 12 seconds remaining.
Curtis and Terrance Carter each scored 14 points for James Madison.