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Former Towson F Dixon heading to Europe to start pro career

Posted on 14 August 2013 by WNST Staff

GUSSING, Austria - Former Towson University men’s basketball forward/center Bilal Dixon has recently completed his Master’s degree and is now pursuing a professional career overseas.

Dixon completed his Masters of Arts program with a degree in Professional Studies in July. He graduated with a 3.138 grade-point-average, completing the program in just over a year.

After averaging 6.9 points and 7.3 rebounds to help lead the Tigers to an 18-win season in 2012-13, Dixon will now begin his professional playing career. He is set to leave in mid-August for Gussing, Austria to compete for the UBC Magnofit Gussing Knights. The pro team’s season will run until mid-April.

The Knights finished 20-16 last year and reached the quarterfinals of their league playoffs. The league that the Knights compete in is known as the Austria A-Bundesliga and is the top league in Austria. Dixon will be under the instruction of head coach Matthias Zollner and assistant coach Daniel Mullner.

Dixon follows in the footstep of other recent American college players including Marcus Heard (DePaul ‘07), who played for the Knights last year, while Jason Chappell (Wisconsin ’07 / Xion Dukes Klosterneub) and Ali Farokhmenash (Northern Iowa ’10 / WBC Raiffeisen Wels) also played in the same league.

The league is familiar to the Tigers as former point guard Josh Brown (’11) played for Allianz Swans Gmunden last season.

Darryl “Truck” Bryant (West Virginia ’12) recently signed this summer to play with league opponent BSC Raiffeisen Furstenfeld Panthers.

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Towson tries to get back to winning ways Saturday at Hofstra

Posted on 15 February 2013 by WNST Staff

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - The Towson men’s basketball team will play its third straight road game on Saturday as the Tigers travel to Hofstra to battle the Pride at 4 p.m.

The game can be heard live on the Towson Sports Network with Damon Lewis and Vince Angotti calling the action.

Towson (14-13, 9-5 CAA), which had its four-game winning streak snapped on Tuesday at James Madison, currently sits in third-place in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) standings.

Since the start of CAA play, the Tigers lead the league in scoring at 73.9 points per game. They’ve also been strong on the defensive side, pacing the conference in rebounding margin (+6.4) and blocked shots per game (5.8).

Towson junior Marcus Damas has scored in double figures in six straight games, including a game-high 19 points at James Madison on Tuesday. Graduate student Bilal Dixon has recorded consecutive double-double performances and is averaging 10.7 points and 12.7 rebounds in his last three games.

Hofstra has dropped eight of its last nine games and enters Saturday with a 6-19 overall record and a 3-9 mark in CAA games.

The Pride are led by sophomore guard Taran Buie, who averages 13.5 points per game. Junior forward Stephen Nwaukoni paces the team in rebounding at 7.9 boards per game.

Hofstra is 5-6 at home this season with wins over Marshall, Georgia State and William & Mary.

Towson has dropped seven straight to the Pride and have not won at Hofstra since Feb. 25, 2002.

The Tigers will be seeking their 11th win away from home on Saturday, a total they haven’t reached in a single season since winning 13 under Angotti during the 1976-77 season.

-TowsonTigers.com-

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Towson looks to go to 6-1 in conference for first time since ’95-’96 Monday

Posted on 20 January 2013 by WNST Staff

TOWSON SEEKS BEST START SINCE 1995-96 AGAINST GEORGIA STATE
Tigers Look to Move to 6-1 in the CAA When Facing the Panthers at Home on Monday

TOWSON, Md. - Towson will be seeking its best start to a season since 1995-96 when the Tigers host Georgia State on Monday at the Towson Center Arena.

The game, set to tip at 7 p.m., can be heard live on the Towson Sports Network with Spiro Morekas and Vince Angotti calling the action.

The Tigers (10-9, 5-1 CAA) have won six of their last seven games and after topping James Madison on Saturday are off to their best start since the 1999-2000 season.

Five players scored in double figures to lead Towson to its biggest win in nearly six years, a 73-47 drubbing of the Dukes just two days ago.

Junior forward Jerrelle Benimon posted his NCAA-leading 13th double-double in the win with 13 points and 12 rebounds in just 26 minutes. Benimon is the first Tiger since 1977 to post double-doubles in five consecutive games.

Graduate student Bilal Dixon scored in double-digits for the third straight game as he recorded a game-high tying 13 points to go along with seven rebounds. The forward/center is a remarkable 26-for-35 (74.3%) from the field in his last seven games.

Freshman Jerome Hairston also netted 13 points in the win, including 3-for-6 shooting from beyond the arc. The guard has scored in double figures in four of his last five games.

Georgia State has won two straight with wins agianst William & Mary and Old Dominion last week. Freshman R.J. Hunter leads the Panthers by averaging 15.6 points per game.

Georgia State ranks third in the CAA making 6.1 three-point field goals per game.

The Panthers lead the all-time series 8-6, but the Tigers are 5-1 in games played at the Towson Center.

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Towson looks to extend win streak Saturday at Drexel

Posted on 04 January 2013 by WNST Staff

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - The Towson men’s basketball team will be seeking its third straight win on Saturday as the Tigers travel to CAA Preseason favorite Drexel for a 4 p.m. match-up against the Dragons at the Daskalakis Athletic Center.

The game can be heard live on the Towson Sports Network with Spiro Morekas and Vince Angotti calling the action.

The last time Towson played three straight road games and won them all was in February of 1993 when the Tigers defeated UNC Asheville, Radford and UMBC in an eight-day span.

The Tigers (6-8, 1-0 CAA) will have the chance to match that feat after winning an overtime thriller at Oregon State last Saturday and starting off conference play with a road win at UNCW on Wednesday. Current CAA Player of the Week Jerrelle Benimon just missed his ninth double-double of the season on Wednesday as the forward finished with a team-high 19 points and eight rebounds.

Graduate student Bilal Dixon was also impressive, posting his first double figure scoring game since mid-November with 14 points to go along with eight rebounds in the win over the Seahawks. For only the third time this season, the Tigers had four players in double figures as Mike Burwell (13) and Marcus Damas(11) joined Benimon and Dixon with double-digit points.

Drexel (5-8, 1-0 CAA), which was selected as the preseason favorite in the conference, started the season 2-6 before winning three its last five games. The Dragons opened CAA play on Saturday, defeating Georgia State, 77-60, in Atlanta.

Sophomore guard Damion Lee leads Drexel in scoring at 18.5 points per game while CAA Preseason Player of the Year Frantz Massenat is averaging 13.5 points and 4.4 assists per game.

Towson will be attempting to win its first two league games for the first time since joining the CAA prior to the 2001-02 season. The Tigers will also be looking to snap a seven-game losing streak to the Dragons and win their first game at Drexel since Jan. 12, 2002.

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Towson welcomes Coppin State to Towson Center Wednesday

Posted on 18 December 2012 by WNST Staff

TOWSON HOSTS LOCAL RIVAL COPPIN STATE ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT
The Tigers Have Won Four of the Past Five Meetings With the Eagles

TOWSON, Md. - The Towson men’s basketball team will be looking to snap a three-game losing streak on Wednesday as the Tigers host local rival Coppin State. The game will be part of a doubleheader with the Tigers women’s basketball team and is scheduled to tip at 7:30 p.m.

Mariner Finance is Wednesday’s game sponsor and the first 1,000 fans in the arena will receive lanyards.

The Tigers (4-7), who will be playing just their second home game of the season, are coming off a 65-48 setback to North Dakota State on Saturday. Junior Mike Burwell posted his sixth double-digit scoring game of the season with a team-high 14 points. The guard hit four of his nine three-point field goal attempts and leads Towson with 18 triples on the year.

Graduate student Bilal Dixon registered six points and grabbed a season-high tying 11 rebounds against the Bison. The Tigers committed a season-low six turnovers in the loss.

Coppin State has lost five of its last six games and enters tonight with a 2-9 overall record. The Eagles are led by Michael Murray, who is averaging a double-double with 13.4 points and 10.8 rebounds this season. Coppin State has faced some tough competition this season, losing to USC, Texas, Saint Joseph’s and No. 2 Indiana. The Eagles last win came at UMBC (80-61) on December 12.

Towson leads the series history against Coppin State, 6-4. Although the Eagles won last year’s meeting, the Tigers have won four of the last five battles. Coppin State has not won at Towson since Dec. 12, 1992.

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Temple trip wraps road swing Wednesday for Towson

Posted on 11 December 2012 by WNST Staff

TOWSON CONCLUDES 10-GAME ROAD SWING AT TEMPLE WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Tigers Seeking .500 Record During Season-Opening Road Trip


PHILADELPHIA Pa.
 – The Towson men’s basketball team will conclude its 10-game road swing on Wednesday as the Tigers travel to the Liacouras Center to take on the Temple Owls.

The game is set to tip at 7 p.m.

The Tigers (4-5) are coming off two of their best efforts of the season last week as they defeated defending America East champions Vermont (68-64) on Wednesday before narrowly falling at No. 15 Georgetown (46-40) on Saturday.

Junior forward Jerrelle Benimon was named the Colonial Athletic Association Co-Player of the Week yesterday after averaging 20.0 points and 13.0 rebounds in those contests. Benimon has registered a double-double in five of his last seven games.

Freshman guard Jerome Hairston (9.8 ppg) is second on the team in scoring and tops the team in assists (23) and steals (19). Junior guard Mike Burwell (9.2 ppg), junior forward Marcus Damas (8.3 ppg) and graduate student Bilal Dixon (7.1 ppg, 6.8 rpg) round out the Tiger starters.

Temple (6-1) is coming off its first loss of the season, a 90-67 setback against No. 2 Duke.

The Owls, under the direction of seventh-year head coach Fran Dunphy, are led be the play of senior guards Scootie Randall (15.1 pgg) and Khalif Wyatt.  Besides topping the team in scoring, Randall also leads Temple in rebounding (7.1 rpg.), three-pointers (15) and minutes played (35.7 mpg). Wyatt (13.9 ppg) paces the Owls and ranks sixth in the Atlantic 10 Conference in assists, averaging 4.6 per game.

Temple has won both all-time meetings against Towson, with the squad’s last meeting on Dec. 6, 2007 in Philadelphia.

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Towson brings own win streak to Loyola Monday night

Posted on 26 November 2012 by WNST Staff

TOWSON MEN’S BASKETBALL LOOKING FOR THIRD STRAIGHT WIN MONDAY AT LOYOLA

Tigers and Greyhounds Meet for 71st Time

 

BALTIMORE, Md. - The Towson University men’s basketball team will be looking for its third straight win on Monday as the Tigers (3-2) travel to Loyola (Md.) University (5-1) to take on the Greyhounds in Reitz Arena at 7:30 p.m.


The game will mark
 the 71st all-time meeting between Towson and Loyola. It is the Tigers’ longest standing rivalry with any opponent. The Tigers have won four of the last six meetings between the programs.

The Tigers are off to a 3-2 start, their best mark after five games since the beginning of the 2008-09 season when they also started 3-2. Towson has not been 4-2 since the start of the 1999-2000 season.

Towson posted a 3-1 record at the 2012 Comfort Suites Invitational, recording wins over Radford, Kennesaw State and Cincinnati Christian. The Tigers lost in overtime to host school Eastern Kentucky. Junior Jerrelle Benimon, graduate student Bilal Dixon and junior Marcus Damas were each named to all-invitational teams at the conclusion of the tournament.

Led by Benimon, the current Colonial Athletic Association Co-Player of the week, Towson has scored at least 69 points in each of its last four games. The Tigers failed to score more than 69 points in any
game last season.

Monday’s game will mark the sixth game of Towson’s 10-game road swing to start the regular season. The Tigers will travel to UMBC, Vermont, Georgetown and Temple before playing their home opener on December 15.

Loyola, which qualified for the 2012 NCAA Tournament, is coming off a dramatic overtime win at Rhode Island. The Greyhounds lone loss this season came at the University of Washington, an 85-63 at the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament in Seattle.

Dylon Cormier leads the Greyhounds in scoring at 16.8 points per game. Erik Etherly paces Loyola on the boards, averaging 8.0 rebounds per contest. Tyler Hubbard is the current MAAC Rookie of the Week.

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Towson wraps busy weekend with blowout win over Cincinnati Christian

Posted on 19 November 2012 by WNST Staff

TOWSON MEN’S BASKETBALL ROLLS PAST CINCINNATI CHRISTIAN, 79-40, FOR SECOND STRAIGHT WIN

Junior Mike Burwell Leads Four Tigers in Double Figures with 18 Points

 

RICHMOND, Ky. – The Towson men’s basketball team posted its second straight wire-to-wire win with a dominate 79-40 win over Cincinnati Christian University in the final game of the 2012 Comfort Suites Invitational on Monday afternoon. The Tigers, who defeated Radford on Friday and Kennesaw State on Sunday, posted a 3-1 mark during the tournament.

With the win, Towson improves its overall record to 3-2, its best mark after five games since the start of the 2008-09 season when the Tigers also started 3-2.

The 39-point margin of victory Monday was Towson’s largest since a 122-58 win over Buffalo on March 7, 1992.

Junior Mike Burwell led four Tigers in double figures with 18 points. The guard scored in double figures for the second consecutive game, netting three three-point field goals in each contest.

Graduate student Bilal Dixon registered his second double-double of the season with 10 points on 5-for-6 shooting and a game-high 11 rebounds. The forward/center added six blocked shots to his stat line in just 22 minutes of action.

Junior Marcus Damas (12) and sophomore Kris Walden (10) also scored in double digits, while junior Jerrelle Benimon posted nine points and grabbed seven rebounds in 21 minutes.

For the third straight game Towson got off to a hot start and after a Jerome Hairston jumper four minutes in, the Tigers led 7-0.

Leading 16-11 midway through the opening period, Towson tallied 13 of the next 17 points and the Tigers would lead by 20 at halftime.

Towson scored the first seven points of the second half to go up 46-19 and the Tigers would lead by as many as 42 in the second half. Towson held Cincinnati Christian to just five second half field goals in a dominating defensive effort.

The Tigers shot 56.6 percent from the field and won the rebounding battle for the fourth straight game, 46-22. Towson held the Eagles to just 16.7 percent shooting in the second half and 24.1 percent for the game.

All 13 Tigers played in the game, with 12 of them scoring

Towson will return to action on Monday, Nov. 26 at local rival Loyola. Tip time from Reitz Arena in Baltimore is set for 7:30 p.m.

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Burwell, Hairston lead Towson past Goldey-Beacom in exhibition finale

Posted on 12 November 2012 by WNST Staff

Towson Defeats Goldey-Beacom College in Exhibition Finale

Junior Mike Burwell Tallies Team-High 16 Points in Win

TOWSON, Md. – Four Tigers scored in double figures to lead the Towson University men’s basketball team to a 72-64 win over Goldey-Beacom College in an exhibition game Monday night at the Towson Center.

Towson, which never trailed in the game, shot 50.0 percent from the field and saw nine different players score.

Junior Mike Burwell led the Tigers with 16 points on 7-for-9 shooting with a pair of three-point field goals. Freshman Jerome Hairston tallied 15 points, including six in the final five minutes to keep the Tigers ahead.

Graduate student Bilal Dixon posted 13 points and grabbed a team-high tying six rebounds, while junior Rafriel Guthrie also scored in double figures with 11 points to go along with four steals.

Towson raced out to an early lead by scoring the first 10 points of the game with Dixon and Burwell each netting four points during the run. The Tigers clamped down defensively, holding Goldey-Beacom to just 23.1 shooting in the opening half.

A three-pointer from the left wing put the Tigers up by 21 with 2:13 remaining in the period and the home team would go into the intermission with a 34-17 lead.

Leading by 18 after a three from Hairston at the 17:24 mark of the second half, Goldey-Beacom began to chip away. The Lightning scored the next 11 points with Keith Thomas hitting three-pointers to ignite and cap the run.

Towson got its lead back to double digits on a Marcus Damas jumper midway through the half, but Goldey-Beacom did not go away. The Lightning tied the game at 53 on aJordan Thorpe jumper with 6:22 remaining, but they could never grab the lead.

The Tigers scored 19 of the next 28 points to seal their second exhibition win of the season.

A.J. Picard
led the Lightning with 17 points and he was joined in double figures by Thomas (16) and Thorpe (15).

The Tigers dished out 14 assists and committed just nine turnovers while limiting Goldey-Beacom to just four assists and 15 turnovers. Six different Towson players accounted for 10 total steals.

Towson shot 46.2 percent from beyond the arc, but just 52.2 percent from the free throw line.

The Tigers will next play in the 2012 Comfort Suites Invitational, hosted by Eastern Kentucky University. Towson will play four games in four days, starting with a matchup with Radford on Friday at 8 p.m.

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Towson hoops hosts Goldey-Beacom for free exhibition Monday

Posted on 12 November 2012 by WNST Staff

TOWSON, Md. – The Towson men’s basketball team will conclude its exhibition schedule tonight against Goldey-Beacom College inside the Towson Center at 7 p.m.

The Tigers, who cruised past Bloomsburg University in its exhibition opener on November 1, opened their regular season this past Friday with a loss at the College of Charleston.

Junior Jerrelle Benimon led all scorers against the Cougars with 23 points in his Towson debut. Graduate student Bilal Dixon was also impressive in his first game as a Tiger, posting a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Goldey-Beacom, a Division II program that plays in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference, is located in Wilmington, Del. The Lightning are 0-2 on the season with losses to Southern Connecticut State and Adelphi. Sophomore guard Marcus Porter leads the team with 17.0 points per game.

Admission to tonight’s game is free. There will be no video of the exhibition contest, but audio of the game will be made available through the Towson Sports Network.

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