NEWARK, Del. – Towson forward Justin Gorham converted a go-ahead layup with 21 seconds left and the Tigers hit six free throws down the stretch to edge Delaware, 75-71, Thursday night at the Bob Carpenter Center.

The Blue Hens (11-13, 4-7 CAA), who dropped their fifth consecutive game, took a 66-65 lead with 1:08 remaining on a corner three-pointer by Jacob Cushing, and after a Towson layup, Eric Carter scored inside to put Delaware back up a point.

However Zane Martin found Gorham for a layup that put the Tigers (16-8, 6-5 CAA) up for good, and after Ryan Allen was called for traveling, Mike Morsell knocked down a pair of foul shots to give Towson a 71-68 advantage with seven seconds on the clock. Anthony Mosley hit two foul shots, but Morsell again connected on two of his own to extend the margin back to three.

After Towson fouled Mosley again with 2.7 seconds to play, he hit the first free throw and intentionally missed the second, but Eddie Keith II grabbed the rebound, was fouled and hit two foul shots to put the game away.

Allen paced Delaware with a game-high 22 points, including a 5 of 7 performance from three-point range, while Mosley finished with 21 points on the night. Carter contributed 12 points, while Skye Johnson celebrated his first start of the year by scoring a season-high 10 points and grabbing a career-best nine rebounds.

Gorham recorded career-highs of 21 points and 12 rebounds for Towson, while Morsell finished with 18 points and Martin added 15 to go with six assists.

“We had a tough possession [down one] with a few seconds to go. We called timeout to try and execute something, but unfortunately we didn’t get a shot up on that possession. Then you’re fouling. Our guys believed and kept competing, we just didn’t have enough tonight. We’ve gotten off to some really good starts at home and had some big halftime leads. The last four games we’ve held teams below 30 points in the first half, but teams get a little bit comfortable in the second half. Some nights you have to either score with teams or even out-score teams. We’re still trying to learn how to be efficient and execute when we need to.”

“Towson is a really good team and they made a lot of really good plays coming down the stretch. Give them credit, but I feel like that was a winnable game. We fought and battled right until the end, but they made the plays they needed to at the end of the game.”

• Mosley surpassed the 900-point mark for his career
• Allen hit a three-pointer for the 21st straight game, tied for the fourth longest streak in UD history
• Both teams shot 60 percent in the second half
• Towson defeated Delaware for the fifth straight meeting, including the third straight at the BCC

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