Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 4:00pm EST
Written by Benjamin Hayes
Towson continues their CAA road trip when they take on first-place William & Mary on Saturday at 4pmET. The Tigers have won five straight games to place them at 5-3 in the CAA. That ties them with Hofstra, Drexel and Northeastern for third place. The Tribe sits in first place at 7-1 after beating up on James Madison on Thursday night.
Last season, William & Mary won both games, including a 71-61 win at home.
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Tigers are rolling
Towson came back from a 28-26 deficit at the half to beat Elon 72-61
on Thursday night on the road. Senior guard Brian Fobbs led the Tigers with 20 points on 5-of-7 shooting. He went 7-of-7 from the line and Towson went 19-of-20 in the second half, which helped hold on to the game down the stretch. Freshman point guard Jason Gibson also had a strong game with 13 points on 4-of-6 shooting. Towson shot 46.3% from the floor and 47% (9-19) from beyond the arc. They held Elon to just 29.7% shooting from the field and 9-of-35 (26%) from three-point range. The Tigers struggled with 14 turnovers and allowed 19 offensive rebounds to make the game closer than it should have been.
Fobbs averages 16 points per game and Nakye Sanders leads in rebounds with 6.8. He'll have to stay out of foul trouble against Nathan Knight, the league's best big man, for Towson to have a chance.
The Tigers average 70.3 points per game and 42.7% shooting (32.% 3pt). They allow 66.3 points per game on 39.9% shooting (31.3% 3pt). According to KenPom, the Tigers rank 177th overall and rank 178th in adjusted defensive efficiency.
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