Towson won for the first time on the road this season, beating Coppin State 81-79 on Saturday at Coppin's Physical Education Complex in Baltimore.
Towson (9-6) was led by senior forward Jerrelle Benimon's 20 points.
Coppin State (6-10) lost for the sixth straight time since beginning the season 4-4.
Towson led from start to finish, holding a 37-31 halftime lead. But Coppin State, last in the MEAC allowing opponents 79.1 points per game, hung around in the second half.
Towson opened a 13-point lead in the first half and led by as much as 14 in the second half. With around seven minutes left to play, however, the Eagles crept within 60-59 on a 3-point shot by sophomore guard Sterling Smith.
Benimon hit a 3-pointer with five minutes left, giving the Tigers a little cushion with a 66-60 lead. Towson sophomore guard Four McGlynn iced the game by nailing a pair of free throws with 5.3 seconds remaining. That gave Towson an 81-77 lead.