| @Towson_MBB Welcomes Tribe for CAA Home Opener
Courtesy: Athletics Media Relations  
Release: 01/09/2013

Date Wednesday, January 9 | 7:00 p.m.

Towson, Md. | Towson Center Arena

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Record 7-8, 2-0 CAA
Last Game Jan. 5 - at Drexel, W, 69-66
Head Coach Pat Skerry (Tufts, 1992)
Record 7-6, 1-1 CAA
Last Game Jan. 5 - vs. George Mason, L, 73-66
Head Coach Tony Shaver (North Carolina, '76)

TOWSON, Md. - The Towson men's basketball team will host William & Mary in its Colonial Athletic Association home opener on Wednesday night at 7 p.m.

The Tigers (7-8, 2-0 CAA) will be seeking their fourth straight win and first home victory of the season. Towson has not won four straight games since the 2000-01 season.

During their current three-game winn
ing streak, the Tigers are averaging 71.7 points per game and holding their opponents to just 37.2 percent shooting from the field.

Junior forward Jerrelle Benimon, who was named the CAA Player of the Week for the fourth time on Monday, is averaging 19 points and 15 rebounds over his past three games.

Junior Marcus Damas has scored double figures in four straight games. The forward posted 13 points and a season-high eight rebounds in Towson's 69-66 win at Drexel on Saturday.

William & Mary (7-6, 1-1 CAA) has dropped three straight games since starting the season 7-3. However, those losses came against Purdue, Vanderbilt and George Mason. Sophomore guard Marcus Thornton leads the Tribe averaging 18.0 points per game.

Towson is 6-5 at home against William & Mary, but the Tribe lead the all-time series, 13-10.

Wednesday's game can be heard live on the Towson Sports Network with Spiro Morekas and Vince Angotti calling the action.


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