Towson loses in final minute against Elon

Towson's head coach Pat Skerry talk to his players in the game against Maryland in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in College Park, Md. Maryland won 71 - 66 against Towson. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Steven Santa Ana hit four 3-pointers and finished with 17 points and Dmitri Thompson scored four of his 15 points in the final 27 seconds to help Elon beat Towson 75-72 on Tuesday night.

Tyler Seibring had 16 points, on 7-of-12 shooting, and Dainan Swoope added 12 points and six assists for Elon (10-5, 2-0 Colonial Athletic Association).

Swoope hit a 3 and Santa Ana made a layup to make it 68-all with three minutes left. Towson's Zane Martin and Eddie Keith II sandwiched layups around a 3-pointer by Santa Ana to take a one-point lead with 56 seconds to go, but Thompson's bucket 29 second later gave the Phoenix a 73-72 advantage. The Tigers missed a short jumper on the other end, Thompson grabbed the rebound and made both ends of the 1-and-1 with 7.4 seconds remaining. Towson's Brian Starr got a clean look from the top of the key, but the potential tying 3 bounced off the front of the rim as time expired.

Martin had a career-high 27 points, and Keith scored 10, for Towson (10-5, 0-2).

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