La Salle (6-3), which won its fourth consecutive games and defeated a Colonial Athletic Association team for the third time this season, shot 53.2 percent from the floor and 51.9 percent from beyond the arc. The Explorers drilled 14 three-point field goals and dished out 18 assists on 33 made baskets.
Towson (0-8) was led by senior Robert Nwankwo’s 12 points and seven rebounds. Coming off a career-high 25-point effort Saturday against George Mason, sophomore Marcus Damas tallied 12 points and grabbed six boards. Freshman forward Jervon Pressley matched career-highs with eight points and six rebounds while playing a career-high 31 minutes in the loss.
All five La Salle starters scored in double figures, led by 18 from Sam Mills. The Explorers outrebounded the Tigers 39-32 and turned the ball over just 10 times.
La Salle scored the first 13 points of the game en route to taking a 48-28 lead into halftime. Towson did not record its first field goal until the 13:35 mark of the opening half.
Four different Tigers scored Towson’s first four buckets of the second half and the Explorer lead remained at 20 through the first 4:32 of the second stanza. La Salle would score nine of the next 11 points though to seal the win.
The Tigers will play their third consecutive home game Saturday, Dec. 10 against UMBC. Tip time is set for 7 p.m. at the Towson Center.