Posted on 09 February 2014 by WNST Staff
TOWSON TRAVELS TO UNC WILMINGTON ON MONDAY SEEKING FIFTH STRAIGHT WIN
Tigers enter the week in second-place in the CAA
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Towson men’s basketball team will play its first road game in over two weeks on Monday as the Tigers travel to UNC Wilmington to take on the Seahawks at 7 p.m. inside Trask Coliseum.
Towson (16-8, 7-2 Colonial Athletic Association) has won four straight games and nine of its last 11 contests, including a thrilling 68-61 overtime victory against College of Charleston on Saturday.
The Tigers downed the Seahawks, 60-53, when the squads met inside SECU Arena on January 11. Senior forward Jerrelle Benimon led the Tigers with 20 points and 17 rebounds in the first meeting.
UNC Wilmington (6-19, 0-10 CAA) is still searching for its first league win despite numerous close calls. Eight of UNCW’s 10 league losses have come by single digits or in overtime.
Junior forward Cedrick Williams leads the Seahawks in both scoring (13.4 ppg) and rebounding (7.0 rpg). Guard Ben Eblen ranks seventh in the CAA by dishing out 2.9 assists per game. Senior guard Chris Dixon led the Seahawks with 17 points on 6-for-12 shooting in the meeting between Towson and UNCW earlier this season.
Towson is 4-0 against UNC Wilmington under head coach Pat Skerry.
Fans can listen to Monday’s game on the Towson Sports Network (TSN) with Spiro Morekas and Damon Lewis on the call.
Posted on 28 January 2014 by WNST Staff
TOWSON-UNC WILMINGTON GAME RESCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 10
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Wednesday’s regularly scheduled Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) men’s basketball game between host UNC Wilmington and Towson at Trask Coliseum has been postponed to Monday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m.
The Seahawks and Tigers were scheduled to clash in a rematch, but the game was moved due to expected severe winter weather in Wilmington. Towson defeated UNCW, 60-53, on January 11 at SECU Arena.
The Tigers will next play on Saturday, Feb. 1 when they host Drexel at 4:30 p.m. The game can be seen nationally on the NBC Sports Network.
Posted on 10 January 2014 by WNST Staff
TIGERS OPEN CAA PLAY ON SATURDAY AGAINST UNC WILMINGTON
Towson seeking 13th straight win at home
TOWSON, Md. – The Towson men’s basketball team will play its first ever Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) game inside SECU Arena on Saturday at 2 p.m. as the Tigers welcome UNC Wilmington.
Audio and video of the game will be available via the Towson Sports Network (TSN) with Spiro Morekas and Vince Angotti on the call.
Towson finished non-conference play with a 9-6 record. The nine non-conference wins are the most in school history since the program moved to Division I before the 1979-80 season.
The Tigers are coming off an 81-79 victory at Coppin State last Saturday. Senior Jerrelle Benimon posted his sixth straight double-double with a team-high 20 points and 12 rebounds.
Towson will look to continue its home dominance Saturday against UNC Wilmington. The Tigers have won 12 straight home games, the 18th longest current home court winning streak in the country. Towson is 8-0 at home this season, winning by an average of 19.8 points per game.
UNC Wilmington (6-11, 0-2 CAA) has dropped six straight games after starting the year 6-5. The Seahawks are coming off a 79-68 overtime loss at Northeastern on Wednesday. Cedrick Williams paces UNCW in scoring (13.9 ppg) and rebounding (7.4 rpg).
Towson has won three straight games in the series, but the Seahawks hold the all-time edge, 16-12. The Tigers have never lost to UNCW under head coach Pat Skerry (3-0).
Posted on 03 February 2013 by WNST Staff
TOWSON HOSTS UNC WILMINGTON ON “AUTISM AWARENESS NIGHT” MONDAY
Tigers Seek Third Straight Win Over the Seahawks
TOWSON, MD. – The Towson men’s basketball team will be seeking a season sweep of UNC Wilmington on Monday as the Tigers host the Seahawks at the Towson Center at 7 p.m.
The game is part of “Autism Awareness Night” at the Towson Center. Autism groups including Itineris, Pathfinders, Autism Speaks, Kennedy Krieger, and the Hussman Center will be in attendance to provide information to fans in attendance at the game.
Members of the Towson men’s basketball team and coaching staff will be wearing special royal blue (the color of Autism Speaks) shoes provided by Under Armour.
Towson (11-12, 6-4 CAA) picked up their lone win of the year last season at home against UNCW. The Tigers also topped the Seahawks earlier this season in Wilmington, N.C.
Towson is coming off a 68-66 win at Old Dominion Wednesday night in Norfolk. Junior forward Jerrelle Benimon posted 21 points, 17 rebounds and five blocks in the victory. Benimon is one of only three players in the nation to have three games this season with 20 or more points and 15 or more rebounds.
UNC Wilmington (8-13, 3-6 CAA) has dropped three of its last four games, including a 71-56 loss at Delaware on Saturday. The Seahawks are just 1-11 away from home this season.
Monday’s game can be heard live on the Towson Sports Network with Spiro Morekas and Vince Angotti calling the action.
Posted on 01 January 2013 by WNST Staff
WILMINGTON, N.C. – Fresh off one of the biggest road wins in program history, the Towson men’s basketball team is now set to begin Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) play Wednesday at UNC Wilmington.
The game, set to tip at 7 p.m., can be heard live on the Towson Sports Network with Spiro Morekas and Damon Lewis calling the action.
The Tigers (5-8) will be led by current CAA Player of the Week Jerrelle Benimon and Current CAA Rookie of the Week Jerome Hairston, who both played a major role in leading Towson from down 19 in the second half at Oregon State to an overtime victory on the Beavers’ home court this past Saturday.
Benimon became the first Division I player to record 20 or more points and 20 or more rebounds in a game this season as the junior tallied a game-high 20 points and career-high 21 rebounds against Oregon State.
Hairston was stellar in the second half, netting nine points during the Tiger run which would force overtime. The freshman also grabbed five rebounds and handed out a game-high tying three assists in the win.
UNC Wilmington (5-7) has dropped three of its last four games, including a 72-60 road setback to Campbell on Saturday.
The Seahawks are led by one of the top big men in the league, Keith Rendleman. The senior is averaging 16.2 points and 9.7 rebounds to pace UNCW in each category.
UNC Wilmington leads the all-time series against Towson, 16-10, but the Tigers topped the Seahawks on their home floor last year for their lone win of the season.