Scores

Final

Towson 65

(1-31, 1-17 CAA)

Delaware 72

(18-12, 12-6 CAA)

2:30 PM ET, March 2, 2012

Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia

1 2 T
TOWS 25 4065
DEL 36 3672

Top Performers

Towson: R. Nwankwo 27 Pts, 20 Reb, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

Delaware: D. Saddler 28 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Delaware 72, Towson 65

Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. -- Devon Saddler scored 28 points, 18 in the second half, as Delaware overcame Towson 72-65 Friday in the first round of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament.

Saddler hit consecutive 3-pointers to give the fifth-seeded Blue Hens (18-12) a 59-55 lead with 6:06 remaining. The 12th-seeded Tigers (1-31) had tied it after trailing by as many as 18 points in the first half and 36-25 at halftime.

Robert Nwankwo led Towson with 27 points and 20 rebounds, both career highs for the senior forward. His 19 points and 12 rebounds in the second half led the Tigers' rally.

The victory was Delaware's ninth in a row, its most since it won 13 straight in the 1998-99 season. Jarvis Threatt added 15 points and Josh Brinkley 14 for the Blue Hens, who will play No. 4 seed Old Dominion on Saturday in the quarterfinals.

Towson lost its ninth straight.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TOWS
DEL
Points 65 72
FG Made-Attempted 23-68 (.338) 20-52 (.385)
3P Made-Attempted 3-10 (.300) 5-20 (.250)
FT Made-Attempted 16-23 (.696) 27-38 (.711)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 27 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
Largest Lead 3 18

2011-12 Season

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Jan 23, 2012 @DEL 62, TOWS 43Recap
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