Elon toughs out 72-61 win over Towson

ELON, N.C. (AP) Steven Santa Ana made three 3-pointers and scored 15 points, Dainan Swoope added 12 points with six boards and four steals, and Elon dug itself out of an early hole to beat Towson 72-61 on Saturday night.

Elon (9-8, 1-3 Colonial Athletic Association) missed its first eight shots and fell behind 19-6 with 12:18 left in the first half. But the Phoenix finished the half on a 27-10 run, including four straight possessions with field goals from Karolis Kundrotas, to lead at halftime 33-29.

Towson (8-9) took a brief 41-40 lead early in the second half, but the Phoenix rattled off seven straight points to get back in front 47-41 with 11:28 to play.

The Tigers were unable make up the difference the rest of the way.

Deshaun Morman and John Davis led Towson with 13 and 11 points, respectively.