Delaware Vs. Towson Final Score: Blue Hens Eliminate Tigers, 72-65

The Towson Tigers saw their 2011-2012 campaign come to an end with yet another loss, falling 72-65 to the Delaware Blue Hens in the first round of the CAA tournament in Richmond.

Despite the Tigers (1-31, 1-17 CAA) getting a stellar performance from Robert Nwankwo with 27 points and 20 rebounds, the Blue Hens' (18-12, 12-6 CAA) defense was too much, holding Towson to just 33.8 percent shooting for the game.

After Delaware held a 35-26 lead at halftime, the Tigers came out swinging in the second half. Towson chipped away at the Blue Hen lead, getting it down to just one point at 52-51 with 9:01 to play.

The Tigers were not able to gain the lead, however, as Towson failed to capitalize on opportunities down the stretch. After a Josh Brinkley dunk with 3:07 to play made it a 64-59 lead for Delaware, Towson would not get within five points the rest of the game.

For the Blue Hens, Devon Saddler came up big with a game-high 28 points. Jarvis Threatt was also a key component for the Delaware victory, scoring 15 points off the bench.

Fifth-seeded Delaware will move on to play fourth-seeded Old Dominion Saturday afternoon.

For more updates on the CAA Tournament, stay tuned to this StoryStream.

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