Tigers Host JMU On Monday Evening.
Courtesy: Athletics Media Relations  
Release: 02/03/2010
View larger
Courtesy:Towson Athletics


TOWSON, Md. - In a game that was postponed due to the 24-inch snowstorm that hit the Baltimore area, the Tiger men's basketball team will host James Madison on Monday evening, February 8 at 7:30 p.m. There will be no admission charge. The game will be broadcast on WBAL-Radio.

Game 23: Tigers Host James Madison



February 8, 2010 | 7:00 p.m.



Towson Center



WBAL (1090 AM)



Ticket Information | 410-704-2244

Live Stats



Live Video



Game Notes



REVENGE: The Tigers are looking for revenge from an earlier season 69-66 loss to the Dukes in Harrisonburg. This will be the 32nd meeting between the two teams with the Dukes ahead, 22-9. James Madison has dominated its series with Towson, especially in the early going. The Dukes won the first 8 games before the Tigers could make it to the win column with back-to-back victories in 1986 and 1995. The Dukes then won nine straight. Since then, the Tigers have won 7 of the last 12 and 4 of the last 7 games. The two schools have met 18 times as CAA opponents with the Dukes ahead 11-7. The two teams have split the last two years with the home team prevailing each time. Most recently after overcoming a 14-point deficit against JMU in the second half, the Tigers' hopes for their first CAA win of the season were dashed on a three-pointer by Ben Louis with 1.5 seconds left as the Dukes escaped with a 69-66 victory. An 18-2 run erased JMU's 54-40 lead and put Towson ahead by two, 58-56, with 5:58 left to play. There were three lead changes and three ties from there before Louis' three-point basket.

HOT DRAGONS: Drexel got hot from three-point range and broke open the game early to pull away and beat the Tigers 97-55 this past Tuesday night in the Daskalakis Center. The win gave the Dragons a sweep of the Tigers for 2009-10. It was their largest margin of victory in the 54-game series with the Tigers. The Dragons, who had to hang to earn their 52-49 win over the Tigers in the Towson Center in mid-January, broke the game open midway in the first period. After Calvin Lee's bucket closed Towson to within a point, 17-16, the Dragons went on a 17-3 run, led by freshman Chris Foucher off the bench. Fouch ignited the run with eight points. He tallied 15 points in the half and finished with a game 28, one sort of his career high. Down by 15 the Tigers scored six straight points to trim Drexel's lead to nine (34-25). But that is as close as Towson would get the rest of the contest. The Dragons outscored the Tigers 13-5 to assume a 47-30 lead at halftime. The Tigers couldn't slow down the Dragons in the second half. Drexel broke out on a 19-2 run to push its lead to 66-32. The Dragons led by as many as 45 points twice. Lee fouled out with 14:51 left to play. Isaiah Philmore led Towson with 12 points and 6 boards.

PRIDE DUKES JMU: Hofstra used an 11-0 run to pull away from a tight game early in the second half and go on to defeat James Madison 68-48 this past Wednesday night in Harrisonburg. It was the 11th straight win for the Pride over the Dukes. Hofstra led 30-25 at the break and 32-29 in the early minutes of the second half before the Pride went on an 11-0 run, holding JMU scoreless for four minutes and 51 seconds.  Hofstra maintained a double-digit margin the rest of the way and outscored JMU 36-19 overall in the final 19 minutes en route to the 20-point victory. Denzel Bowles and Julius Wells shared scoring honors with 15 points each. Since joining the team 15 games ago Bowles has averaged 20.6 points and 9.3 rebounds while shooting .584 from the floor. Wells has been consistent with a 16.8 average and likes to shoot from beyond the arc. He averages over 8 attempts from the long range per game. He has made at least one three-pointer in each of his last 26 games.

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