Top Ten Moments: No. 7 - A Last Second Shot
Courtesy: Athletics Media Relations  
Release: 07/03/2013

TOWSON, Md. – The 2012-13 school year was filled with many memorable moments for the Tiger Athletic Department. Over the next several weeks on Wednesdays and Fridays, will reveal the top 10 moments as voted on by members of the athletics staff.  The top 10 continues with a momentous last second shot from a member of the Tiger men’s basketball team.

No. 7 – Sometimes one shot can make all the difference in not only turning a game around but also turning a season around.

The Tiger men’s basketball team departed for Oregon State looking to find a way to right the ship. Towson had lost four straight entering the December 29 game and was sitting at 4-8 on the season.

For a large chunk of the game, it looked like the Tigers were headed for their fifth straight loss. Towson trailed 44-25 with 16:08 to play in regulation.

However, this Tiger squad never gave up and slowly started chipping away at the Beavers’ lead. Bilal Dixon connected on a lay-up at 1:16 to tie the game at 58. Oregon State went back on top by two before Jerelle Benimon hit a pair of free throws with 33 seconds remaining to tie the game again.

Oregon State missed a pair of shots in the final 33 seconds which would have given the Beavers the win.

In overtime, the Beavers took a 66-65 lead with 17 seconds to play on a three-pointer.
Towson proved once again that it wasn’t ready to give up. Marcus Damas hit a jumper with eight-tenths of a second left on the clock, which lifted the visitors to a 67-66 win.

The win gave the Tigers, their first win over a BCS school since 1995.

The victory allowed the team to get rolling as conference play began. The win over Oregon State started a four-game win streak for the Tigers. Towson finished out its 2012-13 season by winning 15 of their final 19 games.

To read the complete recap from the Tigers’ big win, click here.

Top 10 Moments from 2012-13
June 19 - Honorable Mention and Fan's Choice

June 21 - No. 10 - A Memorable Basket
June 26 - No. 9 - A Big Win
June 28 - No. 8 - Underdogs Hang Tough

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