With Towson’s win at Georgia State on Saturday, the Tigers
improved to 14-12 overall and moved into second-place in the CAA with a 9-4 league
mark. Let’s take a closer at what the Tigers have accomplished thus far in the
*The Tigers are riding their second four-game winning streak of the season. Towson has not won five straight games since the start of the 2000-01 season.
*The win at Georgia State gave the Tigers their first ever four-game winning streak in CAA games.
*The nine conference wins are the most ever for Towson since joining the CAA prior to the 2001-02 season. It also guarantees the Tigers a winning conference record for the first time since they posted an 11-7 record in the North Atlantic Conference during the 1995-96 season.
*Towson is two games above .500 this late in the season for the first time since the 1995-96 season when the Tigers were 15-11 after 26 games. Towson has to finish just 2-3 to post its first winning record in 16 years.
*The Tigers have already guaranteed themselves one of the Top 25 largest year-to-year turnarounds in NCAA history. Stay tuned to TowsonTigers.com later today for more details on what Towson needs to do over its remaining five games to move up that chart.
*The Tigers have won 10 games away from home for the first time since the 1993-94 season. Towson hasn’t won 11 games away from home in a season since winning 13 under Vince Angotti in 1976-77.
*Towson is 5-1 in CAA road games this season. The Tigers won a total of five CAA road games from the 2008-09 season until the 2011-12 season, a span of four years.
*Towson has played four overtime games this season, the most
for a Tiger team since 1999-2000. Towson went 1-3 that season in
overtime games, but the Tigers are 3-1 this year.
*The 90 points scored at Georgia State was the second most
scored by the Tigers this season. A year after not scoring more than 69 points in a
single game, Towson has scored 69 or more points 13 times this season.
*The Tigers have score 80 or more points in three straight games for the first time since February 24-March 5, 2010.
*Towson made a season-high 13 three-pointers on Saturday. The Tigers shot 13-for-21 (61.9%) from beyond the arc.
*Since the start of CAA play, five Tigers – Jerrelle
Benimon, Marcus Damas, Rafriel Guthrie, Jerome Hairston and Mike Burwell – are
all averaging double figures. Towson is 11-1 this season when four or more
players score in double figures in a game.
*Towson, which ranks first in the CAA and 29th nationally in rebounding margin, has beaten 21 of its last 25 opponents on the glass.
*Towson is 10-4 since winning at Oregon State on December 29th.
*Junior guard/forward Rafriel Guthrie scored a career-high 23 points and dished out a career-high six assists in Towson’s win at Georgia State on Saturday. Guthrie has scored in double figures in four of his last six games and is averaging 14.0 points per game during that stretch.
*Despite failing to post a double-double for just the
third time in his last 12 games, junior forward Jerrelle Benimon still ranks
first in the country in double-doubles (17) and third in rebounding (11.4 rpg).
Benimon did have his double figure scoring streak snapped at 14 games.
*Benimon is just 28 rebounds shy of setting Towson’s single-season Division I rebounding record.
*Graduate student Bilal Dixon posted his third double-double of the season with 14 points and 12 rebounds at Georgia State. He now has 26 double-digit rebounding games in his career.
*Junior forward Marcus Damas has scored in double figures in five straight games and in 12 of his last 15 contests.
*Freshman guard Jerome Hairston hit a career-high five three-pointers on just six attempts in Towson’s win at Georgia State. Hairston has hit multiple three-pointers in six of his last 10 games.
*Hairston has scored 17 or more points in each of his last three games. The freshman has scored in double figures in nine of his last 12 games.
*Junior guard Mike Burwell posted 12 points, including 3-for-5 shooting from beyond the arc at Georgia State. Burwell has scored in double figures in three of his last four games and in 14 total games this season. He has made multiple three’s in 12 games and three or more triples seven times.