Cormier, Loyola (Md) defeat Towson 65-53

Cormier, Loyola (Md) defeat Towson 65-53
November 26, 2012, 10:50 pm
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BALTIMORE (AP) Dylon Cormier scored 19 points, pulled down eight rebounds and dished out four assists to lead Loyola (Md.) to a 65-53 win over Towson on Monday night in the 71st meeting between the programs.

Cormier was 6 of 19 from the field but made 7 of 9 free throws and grabbed five of his rebounds on the offensive end. Robert Olsen, who scored 20 points against Rhode Island on Friday, chipped in 15 points for Loyola (6-1), which built a 36-26 halftime lead.

Towson (3-3) made the first two baskets of the second half to cut the deficit to 36-30 but Olsen hit a 3-pointer - assisted by Cormier - to give Loyola the lead for good.

Towson shot 32.1 percent - including 2 of 12 from deep - and committed 15 turnovers. Loyola scored 17 points off those errors.

Jerome Hairston (13 points) was Towson's only player in double-figures.