Denzel Bowles scored a career-high 40 points and James Madison pulled away from Towson late in the second half for a 72-61 win Tuesday night.
Bowles, a six-foot-ten-inch senior forward who came in averaging 18.0 points per game, scored 20 points and shot seven of ten from the field in each half.
He also was 12 of 17 from the free-throw line in posting the seventh 40-point performance in Dukes history.
With James Madison (19-9, 9-7 Colonial Athletic Association) holding a 50-49 lead with 9:44 remaining, Bowles scored ten points over the next 4:44. Chad Jackson followed with a layup to give the Dukes a 62-57 lead with 4:17 to play.
James Madison, which beat the Tigers 99-68 January 5, held Towson without a basket for the final 5:16.
Devon Moore added 14 points for the Dukes.
Isaiah Philmore scored 18 to pace the Tigers (4-22, 0-16), who have lost 15 straight.
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