Recently Laurel resident and senior basketball player Dominque Johnson became the first student-athlete at Towson University to wear a microphone during a practice session for a special feature for the Towson Sports Network.
Towson has won five of six meetings against Georgetown, which hasn¿t earned a victory in this series since May 16, 2004, when that squad ran away in a 15-8 rout. The Hoyas are 0-1 on the road, while the Tigers are 2-0 at home.
The 69-67 win was instructive. Against one of the conference's top defenses, the Towson Tigers (20-10, 11-6) could shoot their way to a lead when nothing else would take them there. And when the difficulty level of 3-pointers returned, they wouldn't need to hit them to win.
Tyler White enjoyed a breakout year in 2015. His 7.57 goals-against average ranked fourth in the country, and his .567 save percentage ranked ninth. As a senior this year, he's looking to help No. 17 Towson take a step forward after losing in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
Mike Morsell scored a career-high 34 points on 11-for-17 shooting from the field to lead Towson past William & Mary, 99-82, on Saturday, creating a three-way tie for third place in the Colonial Athletic Association.
Last year, Loyola missed qualifying for the NCAA postseason for the first time since 2011, and being left out of the tournament does not sit well with a proud program that captured the national championship in 2012.
The Towson men's basketball team did what it's supposed to do. Matched up against the second-worst team in the Colonial Athletic Association, the Tigers scored the first nine points and were never seriously threatened by visiting Drexel in a 69-50 yawner before an announced 2,000 at SECU Arena in Towson.
During the Colonial Athletic Association's first men's basketball coaches conference call of the season Tuesday morning, Towson's Pat Skerry joked that he hadn't suffered a defeat like the one Hofstra administered in Saturday's 90-58 rout since his elementary school days when he challenged an older classmate to a fight. On Thursday night, it was the Tigers who asserted their will and dominated visiting UNC Wilmington, 76-60, before an announced 1,381 at SECU Arena.
Towson's Kilee Taflinger, 30, is believed to be just one of two female strength and conditioning coaches working with a Division I men's basketball program. Along with Kansas' Andrea Hudy, Taflinger is carving a path in a field populated by men, but she doesn't view herself as a pioneer.
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.
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.
Marquese Chriss scored 29 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Andrew Andrews added 20 points, and Washington followed up on its season-opening victory with a 100-67 win over Mount St. Mary's on Thursday night in the Huskies home opener.
Monday night's local men's college basketball showdown between Morgan State and Towson was the second game of the young season, and both teams demonstrated they are far from a finished product. Towson did just enough to emerge with a 69-61 decision at SECU Arena in Towson.