Each week, The Baltimore Sun will publish a Q&A with a college lacrosse player or coach. This week's guest is Towson senior defender Michelle Dufault. The two-time All-Colonial Athletic Association second-team selection leads the Tigers (8-7) with 24 caused turnovers and has 72 for her career, fifth on Towson's all-time list. Dufault has started every game of her career and Friday night against Johns Hopkins in her last home game, she will start for the 74th time, more than any other player in
A victory for the No. 16 Tigers (9-4, 3-1 in the Colonial Athletic Association) at Drexel (6-7, 2-2) will guarantee the top seed and homefield advantage in the conference tournament. But a loss could leave Towson out of the playoff picture entirely.
As the second Colonial Athletic Association men's basketball tournament wrapped up Monday at Baltimore's Royal Farms Arena, commissioner Tom Yeager praised the city's reception of a tournament he said ran "much better than last year."
William & Mary, one of five original Division I schools to never make the men¿s basketball tournament, cut a 22-point deficit with under four minutes remaining to six, but Northeastern held on for a 72-61 win in the Colonial Athletic Association title game.
Just as he did at the end of the first overtime, William & Mary guard Marcus Thornton took the ball with the game on the line. The game¿s leading scorer with 37 points and the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year was destined to take the shot that could send his team to the final.
Strapped with expectations as the top seed seeking its schools' first ever NCAA tournament berth, William & Mary took a comfortable first step in that direction with a 72-59 win over No. 8 Elon in Saturday¿s first Colonial Athletic Association quarterfinal game at Royal Farms Arena.
Four teams had the opportunity to break their first-place deadlock entering the final week of the Colonial Athletic Association's regular season. Each eventually stumbled, which led to a four-way split of the regular season championship between William & Mary, UNC Wilmington, Northeastern, and James Madison.
Barely a week ahead of the Colonial Athletic Association's second men's basketball championship at Royal Farms Arena, commissioner Tom Yeager stressed that this year's event will tell both the league and the city a lot about the viability of a contract extension beyond 2016.
Student-athletes and coaches with ties to Laurel will take part in Division I conference tourneys in the coming days. And a conference tourney title means an automatic bid to March Madness and the national tourney.
The Tigers played visiting William & Mary, one of three teams leading the Colonial Athletic Association, to a 35-35 tie at halftime. But the Tribe opened the second half with a 11-4 run that Towson could not recover from en route to an 85-72 loss before an announced 1,889 at SECU Arena Saturday afternoon.
Even after Towson scored 21 points in the first half Saturday against visiting Elon, the Tigers still had to hold its collective breath as a Phoenix 2-point attempt failed with 1:11 left in regulation, and the Tigers escaped with a 21-19 win.