Towson seeks more history on already historic day Saturday

March 01, 2013 | WNST Staff

TOWSON, Md. – The Towson men’s basketball team, playing its final game in the Towson Center, will seek to set the record for largest turnaround season in NCAA history on Saturday as the Tigers host Hofstraat 4 p.m.

The game can be heard live on WBAL 1090-AM withSpiro Morekas and Vince Angotti on the call.

Towson, which has won seven of its last eight games, would own a 17.5 game turnaround from last year to this with a victory on Saturday. That would place the Tigers ahead of the 2002-03 Mercer team and the 2003-04 UTEP team that boasted 17-game turnarounds, the current NCAA record.

The Tigers were led by the stellar play of junior duJerrelle Benimon and Marcus Damas in Towson’s win at George Mason on Tuesday. The forwards combinedfor 54 points on 18-for-27 shooting from the floor. Benimon, a CAA Player of the Year candidate and Lou Henson Award finalist, also added four assists and twoblocks to his stat line.

Hofstra (7-23, 4-13 CAA) has dropped five of its last six games, including a 57-50 home setback against the Tigers on February 16. The Pride are led by Taran Buie’s 12.7 points per game.

Saturday will be the final college basketball game in the careers of graduate students Bilal Dixon and Bryan Blackstone. They will both be honored pre-game.

Addittionaly, former Tigers in attendance for the final game of the Towson Center will be honored during a halftime presentation.