Towson Moves to a Program Best 5-0
By: Ethan Hennessy
Towson put their undefeated record on the line as they welcomed Coppin State to SECU Arena Tuesday night. The matchup featured the two best teams in the Baltimore area. Towson who was picked as the CAA pre-season favorite and has been receiving national attention as one of the best mid majors in the country. Coppin State put together their first three game non-conference winning streak since 1993-94 and entered the contest with a .500 record.
Towson used a 26-3 run through the heart of the first half to gain a big advantage on the scoreboard. Coppin State battled hard to get back into the game. Penn State transfer Sam Sessoms and Nendah Tarke contributed 13 and nine points respectively in the first half. Towson had a +12 rebounding advantage through the half.
Towson looked like a well oiled machine for the rest of the game. The final result of 83-67 was more indicative to Towson being so good as opposed to a massive revelation on the state of the Eagle’s program. Towson moved to 5-0 for the first time in program. history. Four different Tigers scored at least 14 points Charles Thompson who had 18 points said in regards to four Towson players scoring at least 14 points “It says that we trust each other… if its their night its their night”.
Next for Towson they will head down to Savannah Georgia for a tournament where they will play Fairfield. For Coppin they continue their nine game road trip at Maryland. This will be Juan Dixon’s first game as a division one head coach in College Park.