Former walk-on Andrew Terrell, who will be honored on senior night Friday at Xfinity Center, gave up sitting in the stands at homestate school Indiana for sitting on the bench and occasionally getting in games at Maryland.
In what was the conclusion to the Cancun tournament that the Terps had seemingly won by taking the trophy home from the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, Maryland needed more than 30 minutes to pull away from the Vikings, 80-63.
Building a 22-point lead during the first half of Wednesday night's Cancun Challenge championship game against Rhode Island at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, the second-ranked Terps led by 16 at halftime and cruised to an 86-63 victory. Maryland (5-0) will return home for Thanksgiving unbeaten and suddenly meshing.
Since the terms of his scholarship release stated that he couldn¿t transfer to George Washington or an America East school, McGlynn headed to Towson, close to his home in York, Pa. Though his role expanded in his two years with the Tigers, the 6-foot-2 guard thought he could play at a higher level. He signed with Rhode Island, which seemed loaded with guards including star E.C. Matthews.
Trailing by five points and hearing the Redbirds fans drowning out their own on the Hard Rock Resort court, the Terps stormed back behind guards Rasheed Sulaimon and Melo Trimble to beat Illinois State, 77-66.
The Towson's football team defeated Rhode Island on Saturday to keep its faint playoff hopes alive. Moreover, it won without both its first- and second-string quarterbacks and three of its top receivers, who were among 11 Tigers suspended for one game for violating team rules in an off-campus incident Thursday night. Not among them was Darius Victor, Towson's workhorse running back who rushed for 189 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-21 victory over the hapless Rams at Johnny Unitas Stadium.
Last Saturday's 31-17 setback at No. 7 Williams & Mary would seem to have been a crippling blow to the Tigers' bid for an at-large berth in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. But Towson, which is 4-3 in the Colonial Athletic Association, is still holding onto that hope and could further bolster its case with a victory over the visiting Rams, who are 1-6 in the conference.
Before last spring, John Crosby "really didn't know too much about Dayton." Then the former Poly star watched the Flyers beat Ohio State, Syracuse and Stanford en route to the Elite Eight of the 2014 NCAA tournament.
The Towson football team's bid for a third straight Colonial Athletic Association title fell short, but enduring that conference has the team feeling confident about its chances in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision tournament.
No. 17 Towson helped shed some clarity on what had been a murky playoff scenario Saturday by taking care of business against winless Rhode Island, surviving an uneven first half to pull away for a 41-10 win before an announced 7,263 at Johnny Unitas Stadium.