WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Troy Franklin scored 18 points and six assists to help Towson beat William & Mary 69-56 on Wednesday night.
Jarrell Smith added 13 points for the Tigers (8-14, 3-7 Colonial Athletic Association), who never trailed in the second half.A dunk by Robert Nwankwo off a Brian Morris pass gave Towson a 50-43 lead with 12:28 remaining. Brian Morris scored on a layup more than three minutes later, putting the Tigers ahead 56-46.The Tribe (6-14, 1-9) cut the lead to 61-55 with 1:38 remaining on Matt McFadden's free throw. But Towson outscored William & Mary 10-1 down the stretch to pull away for the win.Danny Summer led the Tribe with 19 points and Quinn McDowell added 16 points. Sean McCurdy also had seven turnovers for William & Mary, which finished with 22.