Towson rallies for 20th win, 74-70

February 27, 1994|By From Staff Reports

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Freshman guard Michael Keyes came off the bench to score a team-high 19 points and lead Towson State to a come-from-behind, 74-70 victory over North Carolina-Asheville in a Big South Conference Game last night.

It was the Tigers' 20th victory, marking the first time Towson has won 20 as a Division I program.

Towson (20-8, 15-3) trailed by four halfway through the second half, but Keyes scored eight straight Tigers points and Ralph Blalock made two free throws to give them a 64-63 lead.

Keyes, who shot 8-for-12, also had four assists and four steals. Scooter Alexander added 15 points and Blalock had 13.

UNC-Asheville fell to 3-23 overall and 1-15 in the conference.

"I was expecting a tough game," said Towson coach Terry Truax. "Despite their record, this is an improved team. They're well-coached and they execute their offense very well. We were fortunate to win."

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