Scores

Final

UNC-Wilmington 61

(8-13, 4-7 CAA)

Towson 66

(1-22, 1-10 CAA)

2:00 PM ET, January 28, 2012

Towson Center, Towson, Maryland

1 2 T
UNCW 32 2961
TOWS 29 3766

Top Performers

North Carolina-Wilmington: D. Morales 17 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

Towson: D. Jones 15 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

Towson beats UNC-Wilmington, snaps NCAA record 41-game losing streak

Associated Press

TOWSON, Md. -- Marcus Damas scored 18 points and Towson ended its NCAA record 41-game losing streak with a 66-61 victory over North Carolina Wilmington on Saturday.

Robert Nwankwo had a double-double with 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Tigers (1-22, 1-10 Colonial Athletic Association). Nwankwo helped Towson win the battle of the boards with a 41-29 edge.

The Tigers trailed 38-34 in the second half before Nwankwo scored on a layup and Damas added five straight points to put the Tigers back on top, 41-38.

UNC Wilmington (8-13, 4-7) battled back to tie the game at 52-all. But Damas made another jumper, sparking an 8-1 run to give the Tigers a 60-53 lead with 1:25 left to play.

The victory was the first career win at Towson for coach Pat Skerry. It was the Tigers' first win since a win at LaSalle on Dec. 29, 2010.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNCW
TOWS
Points 61 66
FG Made-Attempted 24-61 (.393) 22-45 (.489)
3P Made-Attempted 9-24 (.375) 1-8 (.125)
FT Made-Attempted 4-8 (.500) 21-31 (.677)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
Largest Lead 7 5

2011-12 Season

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