WILMINGTON, N.C. -- Jerrelle Benimon scored 19 points, and Towson held off UNC Wilmington 79-74 on Wednesday in the Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams.
The Tigers led 59-40 on Marcus Damas' layup with 11:53 remaining, but the Ospreys battled back. They closed to 71-65 on Graham's 3-pointer with 2:24 to go, and 72-68 on another Graham 3-pointer with 59 seconds left. He made four 3-pointers from 59-40 to keep the Ospreys close with the Tigers.
With 20 seconds left, Ponder made two foul shots to narrow the margin to 75-72, but the Tigers held on.
The Ospreys outscored the Tigers 46-35 in the second half.