| @Towson_MBB Hosts NDSU in Home Opener Saturday
Courtesy: Athletics Media Relations  
Release: 12/15/2012
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Date Saturday, December 15 | 7:00 p.m.
Location Towson, Md. | Towson Center Arena
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Game Notes Towson | North Dakota State
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TOWSON TIGERS
Record 4-6, 0-0 CAA
Last Game Dec. 12 - at Temple, L, 72-61
Head Coach Pat Skerry (Tufts, 1992)
NORTH DAKOTA STATE BISON
Record 8-3, 0-0 Summit League
Last Game Dec. 11 - at Minnesota, L, 70-57
Head Coach Saul Phillips (Wisc.-Platteville, '96)

TOWSON, Md. - After a tough 10-game road swing to start the season, the Towson men's basketball team returns home to take on North Dakota State on Saturday at 7 p.m.

The game can be heard live through the Towson Sports Network with Spiro Morekas and Vince Angotti calling the action.

Towson (4-6) has dropped back-to-back games to No. 15 Georgetown and Temple after topping Vermont on December 5.

Junior forward Jerrelle Benimon registered career-highs in both points (30) and rebounds (18) in the 11-point loss at Temple on Wednesday. Benimon currently ranks Top 5 in the Colonial Athletic Association in scoring (17.1 ppg), rebounding (11.3 rpg), field goal percentage (55.0) and blocked shots (1.5 bpg).

Junior Marcus Damas posted his third double-digit scoring game of the season on Wednesday, netting 11 points to go along with six rebounds and a career-high three steals against the Owls.

North Dakota State (8-3) has won seven of its last nine games since falling to No. 1 Indiana, 87-61, on November 12. Junior guard Taylor Braun leads the team with 15.8 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.

The Bison average 71.4 points per game while only giving up 58.6 points per contest. NDSU defeated CAA foe James Madison, 66-44, on November 21 and are coming off a 70-57 loss at Minnesota on Tuesday.


The Tigers have won five of their last six home openers and are 12-2 in home openers over the last 14 years.

Towson and North Dakota State have never met in men's basketball. In fact, the only sport the schools have ever competed in is football (1983 Division II playoffs).


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