Play Video
Freshman Jerome Hairston posted four points, four rebounds and two assists on Saturday.
Courtesy: Jeffrey Via
View larger
Freshman Jerome Hairston posted four points, four rebounds and two assists on Saturday.
| @Towson_MBB Drops Home Opener to North Dakota State
Courtesy: Athletics Media Relations  
Release: 12/15/2012
TOWSON, Md. - Despite junior guard Mike Burwell's sixth double-digit scoring game of the season, Towson dropped its home opener to North Dakota State, 65-48, in the Towson Center on Saturday evening.

Junior guard Mike Felt scored a game-high 16 points to lead North Dakota State, which improved to 9-3 on the season. The Tigers dropped their third straight game to fall to 4-7.

Burwell led Towson with 14 points, including four of nine shooting from beyond the arc. Graduate student Bilal Dixon registered six points and grabbed a season-high tying 11 rebounds in the loss.

The Bison, who owned a 28-25 lead at halftime, gradually pulled away in the second stanza to earn their third road win of the season.

Dixon cut the Tigers’ deficit to 28-27 in the first 18 seconds of the second half, but North Dakota State responded with a 10-0 run to increase its lead to 38-27.

After the Tigers pulled to within 39-33, the Bison went on a 14-3 run to take control of the game, building a 53-46 lead with 4:55 remaining in the game.

Felt made five of eight shots from the floor, including three of six three-point attempts. Junior Taylor Braun added 10 points while freshman Chris Kading came off the bench to score 11 points for the Bison.

Towson was out-rebounded (37-32) for the first time since the opening game of the season on November 9. However, the Tigers recorded 10 assists and committed a season-low six turnovers.

North Dakota State shot an impressive 17-for-19 (89.5%) from the free throw line, while Towson only attempted 10 shots from the charity stripe with just four makes (40%).

The Tigers will remain at home on Wednesday, taking on local rival Coppin State at the Towson Center. Tip time is set for 7:30 p.m.

Support Towson University Athletics by making a tax deductible donation to the Tiger Athletic Fund. For more information follow this link or to give now, click here.

Follow this link to purchase tickets to upcoming events.

Back to Basketball (M)

Official Online Store
Towson Photos

Union Memorial Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Under Armour