Strong Second Half Propels Delaware Past Towson
Courtesy: Athletics Media Relations  
Release: 01/23/2012
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NEWARK, Del. – Towson University trailed by just two at halftime, but the University of Delaware outscored the Tigers 38-21 in the second half to capture a 62-43 Colonial Athletic Association victory Monday evening at the Bob Carpenter Center.

Sophomore forward Marcus Damas tallied a game-high 16 points to lead Towson (0-21, 0-9 CAA) in scoring for the second straight game. Senior Robert Nwankwo was just one point shy of his fourth consecutive double-double as the forward scored nine points and grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds. Nwankwo also blocked two shots to become just the third player in Towson history to block 200 career shots.

Sophomore Devon Saddler led three Delaware (9-10, 5-4 CAA) players in double figures with 16 points. The guard went 8-for-8 from the free throw line and as a team, the Blue Hens shot 18-for-20 from the charity stripe.

Towson put forth a strong defensive effort in the first half, holding Delaware to just 22.2 percent shooting from the field. The Blue Hens made just six field goals in the first period, but canned 11 of 13 from the free throw line to still hold a 24-22 lead at the intermission.

The Tigers got to within a point at 28-27 on a Damas jumper at the 16:30 mark of the second stanza. The Blue Hens led by five midway through the half and took over from that point. Delaware scored six straight points to go up 11 and ended the game on a 20-6 run to win its second straight.

The Tigers return home to play their third game in five days Wednesday as Virginia Commonwealth visits the Towson Center for a 7 p.m. tip.

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