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By David Selig and The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2014
Towson was the preseason favorite to win the Colonial Athletic Association. Delaware was a game better in the regular season. So which team is the favorite at this weekend's CAA tournament at Baltimore Arena? Ken Pomeroy, the incomparable college basketball statistician and blogger, says Towson. On his kenpom.com blog, Pomeroy breaks down the odds of each team reaching each round of the CAA tournament . No. 2-seeded Towson has a 83.4 percent chance of winning its quarterfinal against James Madison, a 60.4 percent chance of reaching the final and a 33.5 percent chance of cutting down the nets Monday night and earning the league's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament . Pomeroy gives Delaware a 30.2 percent chance of winning it all. "The semi-home status I bequeath on Towson is enough to give the Tigers a slight edge over regular-season champ Delaware," he writes.
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By Paul Tierney and The Baltimore Sun | March 4, 2014
NEWARK, Del. - Delaware was down by 20 points with under 9 minutes left and the fans were beginning to empty from Bob Carpenter Center, which was nothing new to the Blue Hens' men's basketball program. The student section stuck around longer than usual, although it was only a quarter full to begin with. Little did those fans know that Feb. 5 would be the night Baltimore native Davon Usher would bring Delaware back to relevancy. With under a minute to play, Usher stripped Cougars guard Anthony Thomas and went coast to coast, evading four defenders on his way to the rim. The 6-foot-6 senior guard flipped the ball through the net, sending Delaware on its way to a 67-64 victory.
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By Paul Tierney, The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2014
Towson entered Monday's matchup with Delaware clinging to hope that it could make a late-season push to fulfill its preseason expectations as favorites to win the Colonial Athletic Association. Another loss to the red-hot Blue Hens, and the Tigers would have to resign themselves to, at best, a No. 2 seed in next month's conference tournament. Jerrelle Benimon wouldn't have any of it. The preseason CAA Player of the Year put on a show, scoring 25 points and pulling down 18 rebounds, leading the Tigers to a 78-63 victory at SECU Arena and handing Delaware its first conference loss of the season.
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Sports Digest | February 17, 2014
Palace is the 8-5 morning-line favorite for today's $250,000 General George Handicap at Laurel Park, a 7-furlong race with nine sprinters. A son of City Zip, Palace won three straight stakes races in New York last year, including the Fall Highweight, before two second-place finishes on the inner track at Aqueduct. He has been first or second 11 times in 12 starts for trainer Linda Rice. " He is very consistent with a lot of natural raw talent," Rice said. "He is a closer, so they are always fun. " Javerre will return to seek another victory after winning the Grade 3 sprint last year at 6-1 odds.
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From Sun staff reports | February 16, 2014
Deemer Class (Loyola) had a career-high three goals, and Luke Aaron came off the bench to record nine saves over the final three periods as No. 1 Duke beat No. 4 Denver, 14-10, Saturday. The host Blue Devils improved to 2-0 and the Pioneers fell to 1-1. "I think after the first few saves [I started getting comfortable]," Aaron said. "The team really rallied behind me, and I felt at ease. The defensemen let me see the shots and they supported me. It was a big team effort today.
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From Sun staff reports | February 3, 2014
National Player of the Year candidate Alyssa Thomas had her fifth career triple double and freshman Lexie Brown added a career-high 31 points as No. 8 Maryland (17-4, 5-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) cruised to an 89-64 win over host Syracuse (16-6, 5-4) on Sunday. Coming off three straight ACC losses, the Terps shot 35-for-57 from the field to take a double-digit lead in the first 10 minutes and extend it in the second half. The Orange took an early 8-4 lead on a three-point play, then missed seven shots and committed four turnovers as Maryland's Shatori Walker-Kimbrough contributed nine straight points in a 20-5 run. Maryland pushed its lead to 17 at 46-29 at the half.
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By Kevin Tresolini and For The Baltimore Sun | January 25, 2014
NEWARK, DEL. - Towson coach Pat Skerry wondered if it was the longest basketball game in which he'd ever been involved. But it might have benefited the Tigers if they had more than the two hours and 15 minutes they spent trying to cope with Delaware Saturday in a foul-littered Colonial Athletic Association showdown at the Carpenter Center. Towson trailed by 15 at halftime and rallied to within four but couldn't get closer, falling to the first-place Blue Hens, 83-76, in front of 4,138 fans.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2014
After a stunning three-point loss to Northeastern Wednesday night, the Towson men's basketball team had just two days to lick its wounds and craft a game plan against Colonial Athletic Association leader Delaware. That was fine with Marcus Damas. "That's the great thing about basketball," the senior forward said. "You can play again in a couple days, and I'm happy that we get Delaware on Saturday. " Wednesday's 57-54 setback to the Huskies, which ended with sophomore guard David Walker's three-pointer from 30 feet away as time expired, certainly took some of the luster off Saturday's road game against the Blue Hens at the Bob Carpenter Center at noon.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | January 21, 2014
The last time the Towson men's basketball team strung together five consecutive wins was the 2000-01 campaign when the Tigers eventually finished 12-17 overall and 7-11 in America East. This year's team is hoping for a different ending after racking up five straight victories, including triumphs over Colonial Athletic Association rivals UNC Wilmington, Drexel and the College of Charleston. Coach Pat Skerry said he fully recognizes the difficulty of collecting wins in the league. “It's just the most competitive conference in the country when it comes to the percentage of close games,” he said Tuesday morning during a conference call arranged by the CAA. “The players are aware of that, and we've told them that.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2013
The Towson football team's run to a No. 7 seed and a first-round bye in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision tournament had a lot to do with the play of junior running back Terrance West and his massive offensive line. But the defense had a hand in the program's success, too. The Tigers (10-2 overall and 6-2 in the Colonial Athletic Association) have surrendered just 26 points over their past two games - wins against William & Mary and James Madison. That 13.0 average is more than nine points lower than the 22.4 average in the team's first 10 games.
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