Towson St. 78, Howard 64
TOWSON, Md. (AP) _ Junior guard Ralph Blalock scored 22 points and grabbed ten rebounds to lead Towson State to a 78-64 win over Howard Tuesday night.
Towson State rallied from a 37-35 halftime deficit and took control of the game early in the second half. A fast break slam dunk by Blalock tied the game at 39 with 18:41 remaining and ignited a 17-5 spurt that gave Towson State a 54-44 lead with 12:02 remaining.
With 6:44 left, Howard pulled within 61-54 on a basket by senior guard Tony Brown. But Towson State went on a 12-2 run that put the Tigers ahead 73-56 with 1:15 left.
Blalock shot nine for 16 from the floor to lead the Tigers, who had four players score in double figures. Junior Stevie Thomas added 12 points and seven rebounds with five assists and three steals.
Junior guard Quintin Moody and senior forward Jason Crump each scored ten points for Towson State.