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Towson visits College of Charleston Sunday for nationally televised contest

Posted on 18 January 2014 by WNST Staff

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Towson men’s basketball team will be seeking its fifth straight win overall and third straight victory away from home as the Tigers travel to College of Charleston on Sunday for a nationally televised game on the NBC Sports Network.

Mike Corey and Ron Thompson will be on the television call, with the game scheduled to tip at 3:30 p.m. inside TD Arena.

Fans can also listen to the game on the Towson Sports Network (TSN) with Spiro Morekas and Vince Angotti calling the action.

Towson (11-6, 2-0 CAA) will be looking to start 3-0 in league play for the second straight year. The Tigers, which have won 10 of their last 11 CAA games dating back to last year, are coming off an 80-68 win at Drexel on Tuesday.

Senior forward Marcus Damas netted a career-high tying 26 points against the Dragons while classmate Jerrelle Benimon posted his eighth straight double-double with 27 points and 13 rebounds. The duo combined to shoot 18-for-24 (75%) from the floor in the win.

College of Charleston (10-8, 2-1), in its first year in the CAA, has won five of its last six games. The Cougars are coming off a 58-49 win at Northeastern on Monday.Willis Hall leads Charleston in both scoring (11.2 ppg) and rebounding (9.5 rpg). The Cougars lead the CAA in scoring defense, allowing opponents to score just 62.0 points per game.

Charleston leads the all-time series, 2-1, including a 75-58 win on its home floor in Towson’s season opener last year.

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Towson opens hoops season Friday at Charleston

Posted on 08 November 2012 by WNST Staff

Towson Men’s Basketball Opens 2012-13 Season at College of Charleston

Tigers Travel to Southern Conference Power Friday

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Under the guidance of second-year head coach Pat Skerry, the Towson University men’s basketball team is set to begin the 2012-13 season at the College of Charleston on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

The game is being played at TD Arena in Charleston, S.C.

Although Towson returns just three scholarship players from last year’s team, the new-look Tigers welcome a trio of BIG EAST transfers, a highly-regarded junior college transfer and a nationally recognized freshman class.

Towson will be looking to build on an impressive performance in its exhibition opener against Bloomsburg University on November 1.

All five Tiger starters scored in double figures, led by junior guard Mike Burwell’s 16 points. Classmate Jerrelle Benimon also filled the stat sheet with 12 points, seven assists and five rebounds, guiding Towson to an 87-65 win.

The offensive explosion was a welcome sight as the Tigers averaged just 47.0 points in a pair of exhibition games last season.

The Cougars present a challenge to the Tigers, who will be seeking their first regular season opening victory in four years.

Charleston, which won 19 games last season, was picked to finish second in the south division of the Southern Conference this year. The Cougars’ first year head coach Doug Wojcik spent the last seven seasons as the head coach at Tulsa.

The College of Charleston is led by senior guard Andrew Lawrence, who averaged 13.0 points and 5.5 assists per game last season. Lawrence, a member of the Great Britain National Team in the 2012 London Olympics, and junior forward Trent Wiedeman were both named to the 2012 Preseason All-Southern Conference Team.

The Cougars were victorious in their only exhibition game, topping USC Aiken, 68-52, on November 3.

The trip to Charleston will be a familiar one for Skerry, who served as an assistant coach for two seasons at the school under current Marshall head coach Tom Herrion.

The game at Charleston will be the first of 10 straight road games Towson will play to begin the 2012-13 season.

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