TOWSON, Md. (AP) Jerrelle Benimon had 13 points and 12 rebounds for his 13th double-double of the season as Towson defeated James Madison 73-47 Saturday in a Colonial Athletic Association game.
Bilal Dixon and Jerome Hairston also scored 13 points each for the Tigers (10-9, 5-1), who are above .500 this late in a season for the first time since 1999-2000.
After leading 31-28 at halftime, Towson outscored the Dukes (9-10, 3-3) in the second half and outshot them 53.6 percent (15 of 28) to 26.9 percent (7 of 26). They also finished the game with a 45-33 edge on the boards.
Mike Burwell hit a pair of 3-pointers for Towson during an 11-2 run midway through the second half that stretched the Tigers' lead to 53-36. He and Rafriel Guthrie scored 10 points each.
Alioune Diouf was the only James Madison player to score in double figures, getting 11 points.
The Wizards' 113-108 loss to the Nuggets Thursday marked Troy Brown's first NBA start. And the Wizards' rookie guard impressed, scoring a career-high 13 points and snagging five rebounds.
How did Brown find out he was starting, you may ask? Through Twitter, of course!
Head coach Scott Brooks told reporters Brown was taking the injured Trevor Ariza's place in the starting five before notifying Brown himself, and like every 19-year old kid, Brown gets his news on Twitter.
And Thursday night, Brown's Twitter timeline brought him some of the biggest news of his basketball career.
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NBC Sports Washington's Chris Miller spoke with Washington Valor defensive back Marrio Norman Thursday at the Nuggets-Wizards matchup at Capital One Arena.
Norman, the older brother of Redskins cornerback Josh Norman, was assigned to the Valor on March 6.
"I'm just excited to come and to add my talents to the team," Norman said.
Although the two brothers will be suiting up in different venues in the Nation's Capital, the younger Norman briefed the former on handling the press in Washington.
In 2018 with the Albany Empire, Norman racked up 58 total tackles and three interceptions.
The Valor's season kicks off on April 26 against the Baltimore Brigade at Royal Farms Arena.
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