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

January 20, 2013 | 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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