MORNING ROAR: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Courtesy: Zach Maskavich, TowsonTigers.com  
Release: 02/27/2013

Good morning Tiger Nation and welcome to the Morning Roar.

Let’s Unleash the Roar

Today is game day for @Towson_WLAX as they travel down the road to face UMBC at 4 p.m. The Tigers are searching for their first win of the young season. But don’t let the Tigers 0-2 record, heading into today’s game, fool you. The Tigers are playing one of the toughest schedules in the country this year. After all coaches always say, if you want to be the best, you have to beat the best and head coach Sonia LaMonica fully believes that. The game is set for 4 p.m. and if you can’t make it to Catonsville then you can hear the game live on the Towson Sports Network as Kate Mills and I have the call.

@Towson_SB was supposed to do battle at UMBC today at 2 p.m. but it was announced by head coach Lisa Costello that the game has been postponed. With the rain that soaked the Baltimore area all day yesterday the two teams decided to push back the game. A date has not yet been decided. The Tigers open their home season Friday when they host the Towson Invitational against Lehigh, Iona and Columbia.

@Towson_SWIMDIVE will take part in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Championships on the campus of George Mason University later today. The Women are looking to win their fifth conference title in six years. The women swimmers are led by junior Kaitlin Burke who will be looking to defend her  500-yard and 1,650-yard freestyle championships from a year ago. Burke holds the top times this season in the 200-yard, 500-yard, and 1650-yard  freestyle events in the CAA. The divers are led by sophomore Lyndsey Dickson who was named CAA Women’s Diver of the Week six different times this season!

The men of @Towson_SWIMDIVE will be lead at the championships by a trio of Matt’sMatt Lowe, Matt Collingwood and Matt McKenney. They will also be looking to get a strong performance from Alex Cohen on the boards who had a phenomenal season, winning CAA Men’s Diver of the Week five times!

Hardwood Talk

Last night in Fairfax, Va. we saw a historic win for @Towson_MBB. The 85-81 overtime win marked the first time that the Tigers have defeated George Mason since 1992 and the first time they won in Fairfax over the Patriots since 1977! The Tigers were led by Jerrelle Benimon, who scored 22 points in the first half and finished with a career-high 31 points. Marcus Damas took over in the second half and finished with a season-high 23 points. But the play of the game came from graduate student Bilal Dixon who corralled an offensive rebound and scored to give the Tigers the lead in the OT. Towson never looked back after that.

The Tigers play their final game in the Towson Center on Saturday. @Towson_MBB will host Hofstra at 4 p.m. followed by @Towson_WBB battling William & Mary at 6:30 p.m. The Towson Center has been an iconic building in the history of this great university and in the Baltimore community as a whole. During its heyday the Towson Center hosted some of the top acts in comedy, music and even some NBA action. Check out the complete history of the Towson Center here.  

Thanks for reading another edition of the Morning Roar, be sure to check back the same time tomorrow for the latest. Also, follow me on twitter @ZachMaskavich

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