Towson looks to continue recent home dominance Tuesday against UMBC

November 25, 2013 | WNST Staff

TOWSON, Md. - The Towson men’s basketball team will look to remain perfect at home this season as the Tigers host local rival UMBC at SECU Arena on Tuesday night.

The game will be part of a doubleheader as the Towson women’s basketball team will host the Retrievers at 5 p.m. The men’s game is set to tip at 7:30 p.m.

Audio and video of the game will be available via the Towson Sports Network (TSN) with Spiro Morekas and Vince Angotti on the call.

The Tigers are coming off an 88-58 setback at No. 2 Kansas on Friday. Towson struggled to make shots in the first half, shooting just 20.7 percent from the field. The Tigers bounced back though in the second half, outscoring the Jayhawks 42-39 while shooting 51.6 percent.

Towson has not lost at home since Jan. 23, 2013. The Tigers ended the 2012-13 season by winning their last four home games and are 3-0 inside SECU Arena this season.

The Tigers are led by Naismith Trophy Watch List selection Jerrelle Benimon. The senior forward ranks Top 20 in the nation in both rebounding (11.4 rpg/18th) and double-doubles (3/14th).

UMBC (2-4) has dropped two straight games, including a 73-58 loss at Navy on Saturday. The Retrievers, who have already played four overtime games this season, are led in scoring by freshman guard Rodney Elliott (14.3 ppg). 

Towson leads the all-time series against UMBC, 34-20, but the Retrievers have won each of the last two meetings. Fourteen games between the squads have been decided by five or fewer points, including each of the last two meetings and three of the last four.

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