Towson entered the game on a two-game losing streak mainly because of its struggles beyond the arc. The Tigers showed much more confidence with their outside shooting and turned up the pressure on defense, cruising to a 76-58 victory over the Pride
Much as it did Wednesday night against Northeastern, Towson erased a big halftime lead by Colonial Athletic Association leader Delaware on Saturday afternoon, but the Tigers again came up short, 83-76, in Newark, Del.
The host Tigers could not solve the Huskies' zone defense or Scott Eatherton and sophomore guard David Walker canned a deep 3-pointer as time expired to give the Huskies a 57-54 win before an announced 1,177 at SECU Arena in Towson.
The CAA's postseason tournament will be held at Baltimore Arena in March, Towson will will unveil its new SECU Arena next month and Tuesday the Tigers were announced as the league favorite in a vote of the CAA coaches and media.
The baseball players of Towson University can't quite believe the story of their last seven months. Their program was left for dead until the governor stepped in to save it. Granted this reprieve, the Tigers won their conference tournament and earned their first NCAA tournament berth since 1991.
Brendan Butler (John Carroll) had three hits — all for extra bases — drove in six runs and scored five times to lead Towson to a 20-13 victory over William & Mary on Friday afternoon in the winners' bracket final of the Colonial Athletic Association baseball tournament in Harrisonburg, Va.
The last time Towson rode a four-game winning streak in men's basketball, this year's team was in grade school. Bill Clinton was president, Michael Phleps was a medal-less Olympian and iPods didn't exist.
Since transferring to Loyola from Northeastern University, Erik Etherly has transformed into an all-conference player and has helped the Greyhounds become a contender in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.