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27 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
After one of, if not the most, successful year in Towson men’s basketball history, Head Coach Pat Skerry is looking to build on the momentum of last year’s success. After losing in the second round of the Colonial Athletic Association, the Tigers won two games in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (including a full-court buzzer-beater from guard Four McGlynn) and finished the year with a 27-11 record. Part of building on that momentum was Friday night’s Tiger Tip-Off event, Towson’s version of the traditional “Midnight Madness.” The event promoted the start of the season for both the men’s and women’s basketball programs. Skerry said the lower bowl of SECU […] Read the full story »

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Guard scores 26 points in final home game
2 Mar 2014 | No Comments | By Tyler Beard, Staff Writer
Senior guard Tanisha McTiller helped lead the Tigers to a 75-63 win over the College of Charleston Cougars on Senior Day at SECU Arena Sunday. “It was a tremendous way to end the season here at the SECU,” Head Coach Niki Reid Geckeler said. “It’s been a year of ups and downs, however, when you win like this you’re very happy.” It was McTiller’s final home game of her Towson career, as she finished the game with 26 points and seven rebounds. “I’m very excited for Tanisha McTiller, as she played a tremendous game,” Geckeler said. “As we all know, she’s left her legacy here. She’s left […] Read the full story »

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TU falls 60-59 to UNCW
23 Feb 2014 | No Comments | By Tyler Beard, Staff Writer
The Tigers blew a late lead in the second half and lost a heartbreaker to the UNC Wilmington Seahawks, 60-59 on Sunday at Trask Coliseum. “When we lose that building for just one second we give our opponent that much confidence,” sophomore guard Dominique Johnson said. It was a game which featured a back-and-forth contest between the Tigers (12-15, 6-8 Colonial Athletic Association) and Seahawks (4-24, 3-11 CAA). UNC Wilmington guard Brie Mobley hit two free throws with under 30 seconds left to give the Seahawks a 28-27 lead to go into halftime. Towson came out of halftime with solid energy though and took a 57-50 lead […] Read the full story »

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23 Feb 2014 | No Comments | By Tyler Beard, Staff Writer
The Tigers snapped their three-game losing streak with a 75-69 win over William & Mary on Thursday night at SECU Arena. “I’m very excited and very pleased with the performance of our young ladies,” Head Coach Niki Reid Geckeler said. “It was a team effort and we played hard all the way until the end.” Towson (12-15, 6-8 Colonial Athletic Association) was able to shoot 55.6 percent from the field, which is the highest shooting percentage the team has shot at all season. “I think a lot of people were touching the ball tonight and that’s how you beat a zone defense,” Geckeler said. “Very happy with […] Read the full story »

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Towson drops conference games to Drexel and Delaware
16 Feb 2014 | No Comments | By Tyler Beard, Staff Writer
Towson could not get momentum in the second half of its game against Drexel Friday, falling 60-43 and for its second straight loss. Towson (11-14, 5-7 CAA) kept it close in the first half, as the score was tied at 17-17 with five minutes left to play. But Drexel (12-11, 7-3 CAA) went on an 8-2 run to end the half, which ended up setting the tone for the second half. The Tigers played with a deficit the whole second half, but brought it to within three with just over 10 minutes left in the game. However, Towson only managed to score four more points in that […] Read the full story »

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9 Feb 2014 | No Comments | By Tyler Beard, Staff Writer
Senior guard Tanisha McTiller banked in a jump shot with five seconds left to help propel the Tigers to a 65-63 win against the Hofstra Pride on Thursday at SECU Arena. “I just saw an opening and I took it,” McTiller said. “I just took what the defense gave me.” The Tigers (11-11, 5-4 CAA) were tied with the Pride (9-11, 4-5 CAA) when McTiller brought the ball down the court with 20 seconds remaining in the game. McTiller called for an isolation play and drove through the lane to hit the game-winning shot that pushed the Tigers record back to .500 this season. Head Coach Niki […] Read the full story »

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5 Feb 2014 | No Comments | By Tyler Beard, Staff Writer
Senior guard Tanisha McTiller’s 33 points helped Towson secure a 67-62 win against Northeastern and gave the Tigers the series sweep. McTiller came out of the gates strong, scoring 18 of her points in the first half. She finished 9-for-19 from the field and shot 15-for-22 from the free throw line. The 33 points helped raised McTiller’s average to 22.6 points per game, which leads the Colonial Athletic Association. “Tonight was a great win for us against a very good Northeastern team,” McTiller said. “We came out from the jump and were very aggressive on the defensive end. We were able to hold them to 19 points […] Read the full story »

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26 Jan 2014 | No Comments | By Tyler Beard, Staff Writer
Towson dug itself into a hole early in an away matchup against William & Mary on Sunday and lost 69-60 in Williamsburg, Va. The game started out close, as the Tigers (9-10, 3-3 Colonial Athletic Association) only trailed 21-14 with nine minutes left in the first half. But the Tribe (4-13, 1-4 CAA) went on a 14-0 run and took a commanding 35-14 lead before bringing a 41-21 advantage into halftime. The Tigers’ main struggle in the first half was committing 14 turnovers, which helped the Tribe have a commanding 20-point lead going into the half. Towson had to play catch-up in the second half and was […] Read the full story »

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11 Jan 2014 | No Comments | By Tyler Beard, Staff Writer
 The Tigers kicked off Colonial Athletic Association play with a 62-56 win against the Hofstra Pride Wednesday in Hampstead, N.Y. Towson (7-7, 1-0 CAA) was able to control the tempo of the game from the start and barely trailed during the game. “The game was a great win for us and a great way to open up CAA play, by getting a win on the road against a tough opponent,” senior guard Tanisha McTiller said. “All in all it was a total team effort and we couldn’t be happier with the win.” The Tigers were up 27-22 with a minute left in the first half, but the […] Read the full story »

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Senior forward sparks game-clinching run
11 Dec 2013 | No Comments | By Tyler Beard, Staff Writer
The Tigers were able to beat the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds 76-56 after a dominant performance in the second half Monday afternoon at SECU Arena. The game was tied at 30 going into halftime, but the Tigers (4-5) went on a tear in the second half, outscoring the Blackbirds (0-8) by a score of 46-26. Senior forward Nyree Williams was the key contributor to Towson pulling away in the second half. The Tigers were up 48-46 in the second half with 10 minutes to go when Williams was fouled while making a powerful lay-up. Williams made her free throw to complete the three-point play to give Towson a […] Read the full story »