Frank Hassell scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Old Dominion past Towson 51-47 in Colonial Athletic Association play on Monday night.With the win, Monarchs coach Blaine Taylor tied Bud Metheny as the all-time winningest head coach at Old Dominion. Taylor's record stands at 198-105.
The Monarchs (10-3, 1-1) led 49-47 with 10 seconds to play before Darius James hit two free throws to seal the win for ODU, which has won five of its last six games.
ODU led by 12 with 6:57 left before halftime, but the Tigers (4-8, 0-2) ended the half on a 14-2 run as both teams entered halftime tied at 28.
Towson took its first lead of the game, 30-28, on an Isaiah Philmore jumper with 17:45 remaining and a layup from Josh Brown one minute later extended the Tigers' lead to 32-28.
Philmore scored 16 points to lead Towson and Braxton Dupree added 10 points and eight rebounds.
The Tigers shot just 6 for 23 in the second half (26.1 percent) and were outrebounded 41-23 overall.
Chad Tomko scored 20 points and hit a 3-pointer with 1:59 remaining to lead UNC Wilmington past William and Mary 61-59 at Kaplan Arena Monday night. Quinn McDowell scored 17 points to lead the Tribe (4-9, 0-2)
Eric Buckner scored a career-high 28 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Georgia State to a 76-66 win over visiting VCU. The Panthers (7-5, 2-0) got 14 points from Josh Micheaux and 12 from Marques Johnson. Jamie Skeen led VCU (9-5, 1-1) with 16 points.
Julius Wells made 9 of 11 shots from 3-point territory, scoring 28 points as James Madison defeated visiting Northeastern 75-69. The Dukes won their sixth home game in a row, and beat the Huskies at home for the first time in four tries as Wells set a career high and tied a single-game school record with the 3-pointers.
Charles Jenkins scored 23 points and David Imes added a career-high 20 to lead Hofstra to a 75-69 victory at Drexel.
Jontae Sherrod scored 17 points and Jamar Abrams had 16 as East Carolina rallied to defeat host North Carolina Central 58-50 and snap a four-game losing streak .
Julian Simmons scored 19 points to lead Army over visiting Dartmouth 67-47. The Black Knights (8-7) shot 59.3 percent in the first half (16 of 27) to take a commanding 44-22 lead at halftime.
Amu Saaka scored 21 points to lead Furman (10-3) to a 82-55 victory over visiting U.Va.-Wise. The Highland Cavaliers (7-7) were led by Josh Jordan's 16 points.
Josh Pittman scored 21 points and Guilford pulled away for a 61-57 victory over visiting St. Mary's (Md.).
Eastern Mennonite handed visiting Ferrum its first loss of the season with an 85-79 victory. Todd Phillips led EMU (9-1) with 25 points.
Norfolk State's Pendarvis Williams was named the MEAC Rookie of the Week. He averaged 14.5 points in losses to Ohio and Duquesne.
Virginia won its third straight game with a 75-62 win against Richmond. Ariana Moorer led U.Va., which is unbeaten at home, with 18 points, and Simone Egwu had 11 points and nine rebounds. Brittani Shells led Richmond with 22 points.
Devon Brown scored 17 points to lead Liberty to a 68-60 victory at High Point. Avery Warley added 12 points and 15 rebounds for the Flames. Jurica Hargraves led High Point with 13 points.
Kaylyn Crosier scored a career-high 20 points to lead Radford to a 81-69 win at UNC Asheville.
Hampton University forward Quanneisha Perry was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Week after averaging 16 points and 12 rebounds in wins over Troy and Georgia State. Against Georgia State, Perry had 15 points and 17 rebounds.
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