Towson on losing end of decisive 17-1 run

James Madison 70, Towson 59

January 22, 2009|By From Sun staff reports

James Madison 70, Towson 59 - Robert Nwankwo and Rocky Coleman (Walbrook) each scored 13 points for Towson, but James Madison went on a 17-1 second-half run and came away with a victory in Harrisonburg, Va.

The Tigers' Jarrel Smith tied the score at 35 early in the second half, but the Dukes' spurt gave them their biggest lead of the game, 52-36, with 12:53 left.

Towson closed to 64-59 on a three-pointer by Josh Thornton with 1:31 left, but the Tigers (7-13, 2-6 Colonial Athletic Association) didn't score again and lost their fifth straight.

Juwann James had a game-high 17 points for James Madison (13-7, 5-3).

With the victory, the Dukes avenged a 58-57 loss to the Tigers on Jan. 3 at the Towson Center.

James Madison has won five of its past six.

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