Towson, MD (Sports Network) - Jerrelle Benimon recorded a double-double with 26 points and 12 rebounds as the Towson Tigers defeated the William & Mary Tribe in double overtime, 99-86, in Colonial Athletic Association play at Towson Center Arena.
Benimon added seven blocks in the Tigers' (8-8, 3-0 CAA) victory. Marcus Damas and Jerome Hairston scored 19 and 13 points, respectively. Mike Burwell and Rafriel Guthrie scored 18 and 15 off the bench as Towson won its fourth straight.
For the Tribe (7-7, 1-2), Marcus Thornton scored 24 points and Brandon Britt had 17 points. Kyle Gaillard tallied 14 points and nine rebounds, while Matt Rum and Tim Rusthoven chipped in 13 and 12 points, respectively. William & Mary has now lost four games in a row.
The first half ended with both teams even at 28-28. Towson shot 11-of-25 from the floor, while the Tribe were 10-of-29.
William & Mary led by as many as 13 with under eight minutes to play in the game, but Towson came storming back, and a Kris Walden steal and layup with 18 seconds left tied the game at 68-68 and forced overtime.
After a pair of Hairston free throws gave Towson a 78-75 advantage with just nine seconds left in the first extra session, Thornton drained a 3-pointer on the other end to force another overtime.
Towson opened up on an 11-1 run in the second overtime, effectively sealing its fate.
Towson made 27-of-33 from the foul line and forced 22 William & Mary turnovers.