TOWSON, Md. -- Jarrel Smith scored 24 points to lead Towson to an 82-73 win over Hampton on Saturday.
Smith shot 9-for-15 from the field, and added nine rebounds for the Tigers (2-1). Troy Franklin added 18 points, six rebounds and six assists. Franklin shot 4-for-8 from the field including three 3-pointers.The Pirates (1-2) were led by Kwame Morgan, who finished with 14 points. George DeGroat contributed with 12 points and seven rebounds for Hampton.Towson shot 41.7 percent from beyond the arc (10-for-24). Josh Thornton made four 3-pointers, finishing with 14 points.The game was the first of a six-game road trip for Hampton, who will play in The Great Alaska Shoot-Out next week.