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James Madison beats Towson 69-66

Jan 9, 2010 - 9:38 PM HARRISONBURG, Va.(AP) -- Ben Louis hit a 3-pointer with 2 seconds remaining and James Madison beat Towson 69-66 on Saturday.

Julius Wells scored 23 points, his third straight game with at least 20, for the Dukes (8-7, 2-3 Colonial Athletic Association). Denzel Bowles had 21 points, and Darren White and Louis each added 10.

The Dukes led 56-45 with 9:47 to play before Towson went on a 13-0 run to take a 58-56 lead with 5:58 remaining on a jumper by Isaiah Philmore. The game was tied four times down the stretch before Louis hit the game-winning shot.

Tony Franklin hit a jumper with 1:54 to play to put Towson ahead 66-64. Bowles tied the game on a dunk 18 seconds later and Towson missed two shots to take the lead in the final 1:19.

Robert Nwankwo had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Tigers (3-11, 0-5), who have lost six straight. Jarrel Smith added 13 points and Calvin Lee had 12.