Tigers Take Final Road Trip
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Release: 02/23/2010
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Game 27: Tigers At William & Mary


February 24, 2010 | 7:00 p.m.


William & Mary Hall

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FINAL ROAD TRIP: Towson is on its final road trip of the regular season. This will be the 21st meeting between William & Mary and the Tigers. The Tribe leads the series 11-9 but the Tigers have won 4 of the last 6 games. The host school has won 13 of the 19 games played on campus sites. The Tigers won the only neutral floor contest, 70-65, in the 2004 CAA tournament held in the Richmond Colesium. That was Towson's first CAA Tournament victory, advancing the Tigers into the quarterfinals for the first time. The Tigers are 2-8 in Williamsburg and 6-3 in the Towson Center against W&M. The Tribe won the first game ever played between the two schools by a 94-31 count 62 years ago. The 63-point difference remains Towson's largest margin in a loss. The date also makes William & Mary Towson's oldest opponent in the CAA. The two teams split last year with the visiting team winning in both instances. The Tigers beat the Tribe 69-56 in Williamsburg. W&M won the rematch 76-54 to hand the Tigers their worst loss at home in 2008-09. David Schneider did not play in the first game. He played in the rematch and scored a game high 26 points lead the way for the Tribe. The Tigers are tied for ninth place in the CAA with James Madison and UNC Wilmington, all with identical 4-12 league records.

ROUGH START: Manhattan opened the game with a 20-0 run and held off the Tigers the rest of the way as the Jaspers cruised to a 78-62 BracketBuster win in the first meeting ever between the two schools. It couldn't have started any worse for the Tigers. The combination of poor shooting and turnovers by Towson opened the way for Manhattan. The Tigers missed their first 8 shots from the field and had 8 turnovers before they scored their first point of the game on a free throw by Isaiah Philmore at the 11:34 mark. By that time the Japsers had a 20-0 lead. Calvin Lee tallied the Tigers' first field goal of the game with 10:55 left in the first half. Towson started to heat up a little, closing the gap to 11, 29-18, on Isaiah Philmore's layup. That was as close as they would come the rest of the way. The Jaspers went on to a 33-21 lead into halftime. Manhattan's lead ballooned to 21 points a couple of times. The Tigers could never mount a sustained attack. Their longest run of the game was 6-0. Manhattan shot 60.6% in the second half with a number of back door layups to thank. Towson shot 40.7% from the floor, a figure that included a 7-23 showing from three-point range.
RaShawn Polk led the Tigers with 16 points. Philmore added 11 and Lee and Troy Franklin 10 each.

STREAK ENDS: William & Mary's 4-game winning streak came to an end last Friday night when the Tribe fell at Iona 69-53 in an ESPN BracketBusters game. Senior guard David Schneider led the Tribe with 17 points, including four 3-point field goals, to go along with five rebounds. His four 3-pointers moved him into second place on the Tribe's single season 3-pointers made list with 74, trailing the school record by just one. His career 3-point total jumped to 253 as he moved into the top 10 in CAA history in career treys made. Sophomore forward Quinn McDowell finished with 11 points, while senior wing Danny Sumner added 10. Junior forward Marcus Kitts topped the Tribe with six rebounds. W&M's 19 wins this season rank sixth in Tribe basketball history and are the most since the 1997-98 season. The Tribe's next win will tie it for third on the College's single season wins list, giving the program its sixth 20-win season and just its third since 1951-52.

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