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  1. 4 points
    Ok, so what if I told you CT would score 4 points (after being kicked out of the game, following a brutally bad technical foul call); Tarke (who I still love) would have a comically bad 2-17 shooting performance (how’s that even possible); Tejada would continue his funk (3 total points in the last two games); and Sulaiman would score 2 points, and …we’d win by 11, on the road, on short rest. After May channeled his good Timberlake in the 1st half, you knew DE was going to take him away in the second half, and when they did, up stepped DWill, who was virtually unstoppable towards the end of the game. And kudos to Jones, with another solid 8 point effort, and to Lowery, for draining those two foul shots late in the game. I saved the best for the last…what a clutch performance by Chase Paar. He chipped in a few points, but really played stellar D, after CT got the boot. Credit to Skerry for calling out the abomination that was the ejection of CT. As best I could see, he simply slapped the ball out of Davis’s hands, which, in a big conference game, hardly seemed to have been deserving a technical foul. Having said that, CT needs to do a better job of maintaining his composure, and not giving bad refs like this an excuse to T him up. 6-2, with W’s vs DE & C of C (on the road) along with W’s vs Drexel & UNCW. I don’t know how long they can keep this up, given some of the inherent limitations they have, but for now, I’m just going to enjoy it. On to NE at home Thursday, in what should be a revenge game for us
  2. 3 points
    Great that they made the necessary adjustments at halftime, especially on the defensive end. That stretch with 3 or 4 straight steals turned the game around. Also great the the free throw shooting was a positive story this time.
  3. 3 points
    Who is next????? Hofstra! Keep it rolling coaches and players. Proud Alum here wearing his custom made Charles Thompson long sleeve who was 8-8 from the foul line tonight. 👏🐯🏀
  4. 3 points
    Kinda crazy given we have beat all three teams in our conference who are ranking. Probably better to be in the underdog position anyway
  5. 3 points
    So, good win today. Not shocking, but with Charles picking up two strange technical fouls (one in the first half as he and Drumgoole were holding onto the ball out of bounds). Another where Davis gave him a slight bump and he knocked the ball out of his hands with about 12:30 left in the game. Good *Chase Paar. Throw out the numbers. He played 21 minutes, 5 rebounds, 2 steals and a block. I thought he got tired at the end and Davis capitalized, but considering he had to play the final 12 minutes on a bad knee (had an injection to help the pain), he did an excellent job. *May was fantastic with 23 points. Would like to see him make a better decision on the Paar pass and a drive where he should have pulled the ball out after an offensive rebounds (he turned it over). *Defense was extraordinary at times. Held a good shooting Delaware team to 39% from the field and 5-of-19 from beyond the arc. *FT shooting 19 of 26 for 73%. It would be nice to average that each game and Lowery made both of his! Looks like he changed his form. *Dylan Williamson was magnificent in the second half. Even if some of that was playground basketball, he found a way to score when Davis kept scoring on the other end. Bad *The Thompson technical fouls. Right or wrong. He has to be the bigger man and not respond to Davis on that second tech. In some ways, Towson played better without him and as much as I like Charles, I'd use Chase a lot during the end of the games since he's a slightly better FT shooter. Ugly *Tarke's 2 for 17 shooting. and 0-6 from 3pt. Too many shots for Tarke and not enough passing (1 assist). Thought he was bumped on a couple of drives and didn't get the calls.
  6. 3 points
    D. Williamson was D. Wade in the second half today. https://towsontigers.com/news/2024/1/27/mens-basketball-may-williamson-pace-mens-basketball-to-67-56-win-at-delaware-for-fourth-straight-victory.aspx
  7. 3 points
    The one thing I have really liked to see from this team lately is role players stepping in and contributing effectively in a variety of ways. Messiah Jones is averaging 7.3 ppg, shooting 10-12 (83%) and is a +41 in an average of a little over 17 minutes over the last three games. Toniya Sulaiman had 4 offensive rebounds (8 overall), has contributed 9 offensive rebounds in the last two games and leads the team with 15 offensive rebounds in conference play. Chaase Paar chipped in 6 pts, was 3-4, and was a +9 on the floor in 14 minutes. Dylan Williamson didn't have a great game and only played 18 minutes, but knocked down the last two free throws, which we desperately needed and was a +8 on the floor. Skerry has figured out the Tarke, May and Thompson are the only guys he trusts playing 30 minutes per game. May led the way with 34 minutes, and it was good to see him score 15 points on only nine FGs while also grabbing a team-high 10 rebounds (only one less than Williams). Tarke continues to be our alpha player, and is not scared of any moment. Sometimes that doesn't lead to the greatest shot selection, but he had a couple of great hesitation shot fakes to score over Williams. Even though it took him 14 shots to get 18 points it is helpful to have his aggressiveness, because it opens up offensive rebounding and other opportunities. Charles fouled out in 25 minutes, but I thought he played really well defensively when he is in the game. It might not look like it statistically, but I feel like he gets the better of Williams in these matchups. He scored 12 points in 25 minutes has to be one of most explosive outputs, and he had a couple of key blocks. He is shooting 61.5% from the field in conference play. He does not qualify, but that would be second behind Williams if he did. Charles leads the team in conference play in rebounding, FG%, steals, blocks and is only two behind the lead in assists. One of the interesting things when you look at the conference-only stats is that of the top four teams (Drexel, Charleston, Towson and UNC-W) they only have three players in the top 25 of minutes played. White is 18th, May is 20th, Tarke is 22nd and Charleston and Drexel have no one on that list. The rotations of those teams and how they evolve throughout the year (probably not much) will be interesting to track. Going back to my original point I feel like Skerry has been doing a solid job rotating players and having them understand strengths when they get in the game. This might be the deepest Towson team from an athletic standpoint I can remember, so it is good he is doing that well because it was one of my primary criticism of him heading into conference play. Now it is time to send Delaware off to their new conference with a couple of Ls the next couple of weeks.
  8. 3 points
    If you told me before the game that Tejada would score 1 point, CT was going to foul out, and we were only going to hit 4 3’s, I’d have told you we were going to get blown out. Go figure. Before touching on the positives, the elephant 🐘 in the room is the atrocious foul shooting. I have no doubt they work on it in practice, but it’s not translating to the games. Maybe they need a sports psychologist or hire a foul shooting savant to coach em up, I dunno. I love Tarke's game. When he drives to the basket, good things often happen. I thought CT was good on offense tonight, and even though he only had 4 boards, May & Suliaman combined for 18 rebounds. Kudos to Paar who chipped in with a couple nice baskets, and credit is due to my favorite whipping guy, Jones, who was 4-4 from the floor. And another nice game from Lowery, our Swiss Army knife, who had 5 assists. If you told me we'd be 5-2 in conference play, with 3 of those games against UNCW, C of C & Drexel, I'd have said sign me up for that, in a heartbeat. Make no mistake, this team has flaws, but they deserve credit for establishing themselves thus far as a legit candidate to finish in the top 4 in the conference. On to Delaware.
  9. 3 points
    We've seen in these last couple of games just how much Tarke solidifies our backcourt. He's the veteran presence that was sorely needed and missed at the beginning of the season. The defense in the middle part of the 2nd half was outstanding and allowed for us to get out to the big lead. But as Mat mentioned, the drought hits and the shot selection was a touch questionable and before you know it, the Dragons are right back in it. Fortunate that DW knocked down those 2 free throws to get it to 3 because there's no doubt that if it had been a 1 or 2-point game, Drexel was going to the rack with it and based on what happened the final 2-3 minutes, they were going to get a good look at the rim. So now we've knocked off the other top 3 teams in the conference, one of them at their place. It would be great if we could treat Delaware on Saturday the way we treated JMU when we booted them out of the conference a couple years ago.
  10. 3 points
    Sorry guys. A bit late here, but let's start with the Good, Bad, and Ugly. Good *Great win. Towson improves to 5-2 in the CAA and has now won 17 straight home games. *Home crowd of over 2,800. It rocked pretty well tonight. Even had a slight traffic jam going home after the press conference. When you hit it hard with marketing and special prices for concessions and tickets, you see the result. It helps the team and it also helps if the team is pretty good. *Yes, Towson is pretty good. After the Monmouth loss, nobody thought we'd beat UNCW, Charleston and Drexel. *Rebounding +5 was huge. Lowery with five assists and a huge block. Paar and Jones combined for 14 points and four rebounds. Sulaiman with 8 boards. Tarke with 18 points, 5 rebs. and 3 assists. Bad *Long drought from about 9:30 to 3:30 where we scored just four points. *Williamson and Tejada combined for 2 for 14. Dylan also had no assists and I thought he dribbled a bit too much tonight. Tejada couldn't finish inside and took just 1 three-pointer. Going inside against Amari Williams can be an adventure. Ugly *Free throw shooting. Towson is one of the worst teams in the nation (62.5%, 355th). They certainly showed that tonight (14 of 24) as every FT down the stretch was 1 for 2 until Williamson made both with around 13 seconds left. Fortunately, Towson did not foul and allowed Justin Moore to take a contested 3 at the buzzer.
  11. 3 points
    Tigers with the win! Heard it here first..
  12. 2 points
    I think Lunardi just puts whoever is in first place in one-bid conference leagues during the regular-season. You might be giving him too much credit for following what is truly going on at a mid-major level.
  13. 2 points
    For one bid conferences Lunardi puts the first-place team in his Bracketology so the Dragons should still remain.
  14. 2 points
    This was one of those games that felt like it was closer than it should have been throughout the entirety of the contest. It felt like we should have been leading by double-figures for much of the second half, but from the 1:37 mark of the first half at 28-24 all the way until Sulaiman hit his final two free throws at the 15-second mark this game lived in a 4-to-9 point margin window the whole time. As much criticism as I will give for not winning by more, I will give credit for never letting Delaware getting it any closed than four on the road. This was another one of those offensive efforts that makes you worried about when this team gets in big games, but it was also an excellent defensive effort on the road. Delaware's previous low for points in a game was 65 against Air Force, and we held them to nine points below that total. This was also the first time all year they did not reach double digit assists with only 8 for the game. It also tied for the third-highest turnover total at 14. Their only two losses at home were by three in OT to Rider and by two against Princeton, so winning by 11 there is a big deal. At least for now until we see what others teams do there. Individually, it was another game where guys stepped in and made plays to fill their roles. Christian May was great for the first 2/3rds of the game scoring 23 points in the first 29+ minutes. For the second straight game, he led the team in rebounds (eight boards). He also was a game-high +16 today. May did not score the final 10:35 and Williamson was there to pick up where he left off. Williamson only had three points until the 7:56 mark of the second half. With Towson on nearly a 3-minute scoring drought, he scored the next nine Tigers points between the 7:56 and 4:05 mark (3:51 game time). He had 13 points in the final 7:56 including an awesome stop-on-a-dime playground crossover that looked like it was part of the And-One Mix Tour. Outside of May and Williamson, the rest of the team shot 8-36. However, there were players that filled roles in another way. Even though Tarke was 2-17 from the field and 0-6 from 3ptFg, he did grab six boards and two steals. The best supporting performance came from Chase Paar who stepped up and played good defense against Davis after Thompson's ejection. Paar finished with four points, five rebounds and two steals, but the boxscore doesn't fully show his contribution. Paar, Tarke and Messiah Jones all had two steals, and tied Towson's high steal total in a D-1 game with the nine they had against Colorado. Jones is now 13-16 (81%) and is +50 in 71 minutes over the last four games. The Jones-Sulaiman combo has been interesting one. Sulaiman hasn't scored much, but he has grabbed 21 rebounds (6 vs. Delaware) in his last 60 minutes of play. He only had three rebounds against College of Charleston, but had three steals in that game. I know +/- can be a random useless stat, but our top +/- guys in conference have been Tejada (+49 in 22.3 minutes per game), Jones (+45 in 16.6 mpg), May (+43 in 31.8 mpg), Williamson (+32 in 23.5 mpg), Thompson (+32 in 27.6 mpg) and Tarke (+27 in 30.6 mpg). Towson averaged 1.00 points per possession in what I believe was a season-high for D-1 of possessions per game in regulation (they had 92 in 2OT against Bryant). They held Delaware to 0.872 points per possession in 65 possessions, which is three below their average. We probably played closer to their pace today, but our defense and both teams shooting percentages (37.3% for Towson and 39.1% for Delaware) had a great deal to do with the lack of offense on both ends. It was also good to see Stony Brook take down UNC-W yesterday. I think this win makes me feel like we can be a top 3-4 team in the conference. The Monmouth and Northeastern losses make it tough to think about being a top two team with what our remaining schedule looks like. Although, the Charleston road win is probably one not many others will have. Charleston has only lost to us at home and UNC-W on the road, while Drexel lost to us on the road. Neither really has what you would call a bad loss. We can't really afford to lose to anyone outside of the top 4-5 teams (Hofstra is probably rounding its way to this list) on the road or at home if we want to really think about being at the top of this conference. I like the way this team is playing on defense, and it will be interesting to see if we can keep having these quality role player performance on the road. I would say to this point we probably have two of the four best conference wins with the Charleston road win and the Drexel home win. Charleston at Hofstra and UNC-W at home against Charleston are probably the other two. I might be missing the others, but for right now this Delaware win is probably close behind those wins.
  15. 2 points
    I think everyone learned a little about themselves between the debacle at NE and the trip to Charleston. Players seem to be settling into their roles much better than the mishmash in the first dozen games. Had a nice fried chicken dinner tonight in tribute to the win.
  16. 2 points
    Blue Hens? More like Blue Hairs. Looked like the majority of that crowd was 70+…..which actually might not be a bad marketing angle to take. Bus in a bunch of folks from some of the local senior living facilities and fill up the arena for TV purposes. Gives new meaning to “Senior Night”.
  17. 2 points
    Happy Friday, fellow Tigers. Going a bit off-topic here but with respect to Towson’s historic sports marketing challenges and missteps, I think there could be the potential for a timely and relevant earned media boost in the near future. Now that Towson alum Kristin Juszczyk has new found fame as being a fashion design icon, with clients including Taylor Swift, I think Pat Skerry should send his measurements to Kristin for a custom Towson “fit” to be worn in future post game press conferences, particularly in the very, very, very, unlikely chance we qualify for the NCAA Tournament. The program would get a lot of nice coverage and Pat would look like a total boss. In all seriousness someone needs to contact her and ask for her to design some new Towson swag. The Juszczyk line exclusively for Towson. Go Tigers!!
  18. 2 points
    It's hard to believe that a team that is shooting around 62.5% from the free throw line is 5-2 in the CAA and 12-8 overall, but here we are. Defense and rebounding are old staples and that's why we won. Holding a pretty good shooting team to 39% from the field and outrebounding a great rebounding team by five is where the game was won. BTW, Towson is now 4-0 in games decided by six points or less. I know, the Bryant game went double overtime and you could put that in that column. But despite the very poor clutch FT shooting, this team does other things well that helps them close out close games. They rebound, they get loose balls, they close out, they have length (Lowery, Tejada) that they didn't have last season. They also have Tarke, who I guess Skerry wished he had from the jump. Big guard (6-3, 210) who can rebound, defense, pass the ball, can drive and doesn't mind taking tough 3s. Four turnovers tonight for him tough two came on drives and I wonder if there was condensation on the floor due to the weather outside. All I know is that take away the Bryant game where he barely played, and this team is 7-2 with him as a starter. Not a star, but he's the closest thing we have to one.
  19. 2 points
    Yes!!! Missed entire game. Awesome to glance after and see 70-67! That home marque win we’ve been longing for.
  20. 2 points
    Need to do this before every home game https://x.com/towson_mbb/status/1750307677547225516?s=46&t=nScacl1TWT-KyOwj5stBaw
  21. 2 points
    Off to a very nice start. Although I hope he continues to develop and improve, the only problem with that in today's transfer portal/NIL world is we may only have him for 1 or 2 more years. Enjoy him while we can!
  22. 2 points
    Tejada named ROW again https://x.com/towson_mbb/status/1749462482211700864?s=46&t=nScacl1TWT-KyOwj5stBaw
  23. 2 points
    Transfer Alert 3 ⭐️ TB Ike Daniels from Syracuse 5-10 190 has committed to Towson https://x.com/ssn_portal/status/1749138923945607339?s=46&t=nScacl1TWT-KyOwj5stBaw https://x.com/newsintheburg/status/1749244250103976178?s=46&t=nScacl1TWT-KyOwj5stBaw
  24. 2 points
    Good win today over W&M. Two straight and Patty Agnunba has been red hot lately. Hopefully back on track https://x.com/towson_wbb/status/1749203695546565079?s=46&t=nScacl1TWT-KyOwj5stBaw
  25. 2 points
    Guthrie was such a great player off the bench for us. He brought this energy and desire that has yet to be matched by any past or current Towson bench player. Probably because of his maturity.. I believe he was already a Dad when he joined the team. This season has started to come together because of Tarke coming on. Remember how many of us were dismissing him as a so so player after his first game (Bryant I believe!?) Man has he been great. I’m just excited to have both Tejada and Lowery playing and contributing so much this season. We really landed “2” Swiss Army type players. Pat and staff get a “A” already for this freshman class this season. If this team can shoot 40% or better from beyond the arc “consistently” and improve their foul shooting I think we can beat anyone in the CAA. Time will tell. And how much do we owe Mat for all the coverage this season and in the past. I’m not in the area and rely on him so much for the insights. Throw Jake into the mix now as well. Tremendous coverage for the program which results in extensive criticism as well.. goes hand in hand. Still got this feeling this particular group does something big in the CAA tournament. Tejada has always shown he wants the ball and he’s a gym rat 🐀 working on his game. Maybe he’s what Carmelo was to Syracuse this season for us. Or KD for Texas? Not the same superstar players they are but a freshman who just willed us to win and changed our fortunes. Time will tell!

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