Towson faces Drexel Saturday on Autism Awareness Day

January 31, 2014 | WNST Staff

TOWSON HOSTS DREXEL DURING NATIONAL AUTISM AWARENESS DAY ON SATURDAY
Tigers seeking season sweep of the Dragons

TOWSON, Md. - The Towson men’s basketball team is set to host Drexel on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. in a game that can be seen nationally on the NBC Sports Network.

It will be a special night inside SECU Arena as it is National Autism Awareness Day in college men’s basketball.

Towson’s Pat Skerry and Drexel’s Bruiser Flint are among the over 100 men’s basketball coaches throughout the country that will be wearing the “Autism Speaks” pin on their suit jackets. Skerry and Marshall’s Tom Herrion, each who have sons on the autism spectrum, have started a national campaign to raise awareness.

Towson players will be wearing specially made gear provided by Under Armour and Autism groups, including Itineris, Pathfinders, Autism Speaks, Kennedy Krieger, and the Hussman Center will be in attendance to provide information to fans. Informational tables will be made available upon entrance to SECU Arena.

Saturday’s game can be seen live on the NBC Sports Network with Mike Corey and Ron Thompson on the call. Fans can also listen to the game on the Towson Sports Network (TSN) with Spiro Morekas and Vince Angotti bringing you the action.

Towson (13-8, 4-2 Colonial Athletic Association) is coming off a 76-58 home win on Monday against Hofstra. The Tigers, who are 10-1 inside SECU Arena this season, defeated Drexel, 80-68, in Philadelphia on January 14.

Towson, which has won three straight against the Dragons, enters the weekend in second-place in the CAA standings.

Drexel (11-9, 3-4 CAA) is coming off a 77-74 win at Hofstra on Wednesday. The Dragons are led by the explosive scoring duo of Chris Fouch and Frantz Massenat, who average a combined 36.8 points per game. Drexel leads the CAA with a +2.85 turnover margin.

The Towson-Drexel rivalry dates back to 1969. The Dragons are Towson’s third most commonly played opponent.

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