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1 Mar 2014 | No Comments | By Jesse Jones, Sports Editor
Tied at 58 with seven seconds remaining in Saturday’s regular season finale against William & Mary, senior forward Marcus Damas dribbled to the top of the key and found classmate Mike Burwell open down low. Damas passed the ball to Burwell, who sank the eventual game-winning floater with 1.5 seconds remaining. The Tribe were never able to get a shot off, and the Tigers held on for their 22nd win of the season, a school record for wins as a Division-I program. The Tigers will have the No. 2 seed in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament as well. “Unbelievable atmosphere here today. It was jumpin’,” Head Coach […] Read the full story »

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26 Feb 2014 | No Comments | By Jesse Jones, Sports Editor
For most teams, shooting 1-of-12 from three-point range and just 33.9 percent overall, to go along with just two assists and having three starters foul out on the road is a recipe for disaster. But when the nation’s leader in double-doubles records his 19th of the season with 28 points and 16 rebounds, and the team goes 30-of-31 from the free throw line, certain teams will be able to escape a hostile environment with a win. And that’s exactly what Towson did Wednesday night at James Madison, as the Tigers overcame a double-digit deficit in the second half to take down the Dukes 69-66 at the Convocation […] Read the full story »

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20 Feb 2014 | No Comments | By Jesse Jones, Sports Editor
To the naked eye, Thursday night’s game at Northeastern, Towson looked like the clear favorite. The preseason Colonial Athletic Association favorite was 18-9 overall and 9-3 in conference play. The Huskies were just 9-18 and 6-7 in the CAA. However, the Tigers had never beaten the Huskies in the Pat Skerry era. In fact, the last time that Towson had beaten Northeastern was in the 2009 CAA Championship. The last regular season win against the Huskies came on Jan. 2, 2008. And despite trailing on the road in the second half, Towson grinded its way to a 79-70 road win for its 19th win of the season […] Read the full story »

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19 Feb 2014 | No Comments | By Jesse Jones, Sports Editor
Before senior Marcus Damas takes the court, inspiration is just a call away. The 6-foot-7 forward calls his mother, Martine, prior to each game. While Damas was in high school, Martine was diagnosed with breast cancer. Six years later, she’s cancer free, alive and well. “Just being a kid, it directly just scared me right away,” Damas said. “My mom, she just was always strong about it and she just really inspired me, like nothing could be that bad. She’s still surviving to this day.” Along with his mother, Damas also has his cousins to look to for motivation. One cousin, Tobias Harris, plays in the NBA […] Read the full story »

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17 Feb 2014 | No Comments | By Jesse Jones, Sports Editor
Before Monday night’s conference matchup with rival Delaware, Towson had hosted several big games at SECU Arena. The Tigers christened their new home with a win over Navy, defeated an established Temple program and took down Drexel on Autism Awareness Day. But Monday night’s game was the most important thus far, as the Blue Hens entered the game a perfect 11-0 in conference. The Tigers were just three games back in second place with four games still left before the Colonial Athletic Association Championship. The Tigers stepped up to the challenge, avenging an 83-76 loss earlier in the season by playing one of their best games of […] Read the full story »

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16 Feb 2014 | No Comments | By Jesse Jones, Sports Editor
With 7:42 remaining in the first half and down by one, senior forward Marcus Damas drove the baseline and threw down a two-handed slam in traffic to put Towson up 63-62 on the road at William & Mary on Saturday. What followed from there was one of the best stretches of basketball the Tigers have played all season, as an 18-3 run propelled Towson to sole possession of second place in the Colonial Athletic Association. The run, which including strong play from senior forward Jerrelle Benimon and sophomore forward Timajh Parker-Rivera, as well as multiple threes from sophomore guard Four McGlynn, lifted Towson to an 85-70 win […] Read the full story »

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10 Feb 2014 | No Comments | By Jesse Jones, Sports Editor
Coming into Monday night’s game at North Carolina-Wilmington, Towson was riding a four-game win streak, while UNCW was in search of its first conference win. The Tigers were 4-0 against the Seahawks under Head Coach Pat Skerry – including the lone win of the 2011-12 season – and had already beaten UNCW 60-53 on Jan. 11 at SECU Arena. However, Towson’s four-game winning streak and undefeated mark against UNCW came to an end Monday night, as the Seahawks earned their first conference win of the season with a 66-53 win over the visiting Tigers. “Credit to Wilmington. They were hungrier,” Head Coach Pat Skerry said. “We were […] Read the full story »

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8 Feb 2014 | One Comment
With 36 seconds left in the second half and trailing the College of Charleston 53-51, senior Mike Burwell scanned the court. He saw a screen that he wanted, went around it, and pulled up from around the free throw line. The guard hit nothing but net and tied the game at 53 all. The shot would send the Colonial Athletic Association contest into overtime, where Towson pulled away and won 68-61. “I practice that shot every day in practice,” Burwell said. “We run that play and expected them to go zone at some point. Coach [Skerry] held onto that play until they went to a 2-3 at […] Read the full story »

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5 Feb 2014 | No Comments | By Jesse Jones, Sports Editor
Entering Tuesday night’s contest at SECU Arena, James Madison and Towson were two teams on different ends of the spectrum in the Colonial Athletic Association. The Tigers – led by four seniors – were second in the conference while the Dukes – who have only two players that are not underclassmen – sat toward the bottom of the standings. And in Tuesday night’s game, all four seniors for Towson showed their experience, guiding the Tigers to an 80-71 win over the Dukes. “It’s a very young team. We’re not the strongest team; we’re not anywhere near to a team that I want to coach in terms of […] Read the full story »

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1 Feb 2014 | No Comments | By Jesse Jones, Sports Editor
Look at Towson’s schedule and it will say Feb. 1 was another conference game against Drexel. But to Head Coach Pat Skerry and the rest of the college basketball world, it was much more; it was Autism Awareness Day. Skerry, whose team hosted such a day last season, is the father of an autistic 4-year-old boy named Owen. Since he’s taken the helm at Towson, he’s been an advocate for raising awareness for the disease. And in Saturday’s 75-73 nationally televised win over Drexel, Skerry’s team and staff wore specialized Autism Awareness shirts and pins to bring attention to his cause. “It warms my hearts to see […] Read the full story »