Dylon Cormier and Erik Etherly scored their 1,000th career points within eight minutes of each other as visiting Loyola won for the fifth time in six games, beating Fairfield, 65-60, on Monday in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference men's basketball game in Bridgeport, Conn.
Cormier (Cardinal Gibbons) finished with a team-high 21 points, Etherly added 16 points and a team-high nine rebounds, and Jordan Latham scored 10 points for the Greyhounds (14-6, 6-2 MAAC).
"We battled and held them off tonight with big baskets when we needed them," Loyola coach Jimmy Patsos said. "MAAC road wins are hard to come by, and this was a great one to close out."
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Derek Needham had a game-high 23 points for the Stags (10-10, 2-6).
He was coming off a 26-point performance in Friday's loss at Iona. Fairfield's Amadou Sibide contributed 12 points and 11 rebounds.
The Greyhounds hit an impressive 50 percent of their shots from the field (19 of 38) while limiting the Stags to 42.2percent shooting (19-for-45).
Towson (10-10, 5-2 CAA) was led by Jerrelle Benimon, who had 18 points and 10 rebounds. Jerome Hairston added 16 points and Mike Burwell had 15 for the Tigers, who had won five of their previous six games.
Georgia State (9-11, 4-3) took a 68-64 lead on a 3-pointer by Hunter with 2:41 left in the game.
Bilal Dixon of Towson made a basket with 2:11 to go to trim the lead to 68-66, but on the Tigers' next possession, Burwell missed a 3-pointer that would have given Towson the lead.
Hunter hit a 3-pointer with 1:07 left to make it 71-67, and a field goal by Hairston cut the deficit to 71-69 with 46 seconds to go.
Benimon now has 14 doubledoubles, the most in Division I. He entered the game with doubledoubles in the previous five games, the first Towson player to do that since 1977.
Towson was seeking its best start to a season since 1995-96.
Coppin State 67, Hampton 65, OT: Patrick Cole scored a career-high 29 points, including two free throws with 1.2 seconds remaining in overtime, leading the visiting Eagles (5-15, 2-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) to victory.
Cole scored seven of the nine points in the overtime period.
The Pirates (5-12, 2-2), who which forced overtime with a pair of free throws with 12 seconds remaining, took an early lead in overtime on a 3-pointer by Ramon Mercado.
Andre Armstrong finished with 16 points and Michael Murray had 12 rebounds for Coppin.
Pendarvis Williams scored 15 of his game-high 20 points in the second half for the Spartans (11-10, 6-0 MEAC).
Norfolk State's 7-foot center, Brandon Goode, finished with 18 points and three blocks.