By Jarred Belman
Towson basketball enjoyed the best season in their program’s history, but that was not enough to get the Tigers into the NCAA Tournament.
The Tigers fell short of an NCAA Tournament bid this season, losing to William & Mary in the CAA Tournament Semi-Finals. The team had a record setting season this year, reaching 25 wins for only the third time in school history.
Two years ago, won one game all season, snapping a NCAA Division I record, 41-game losing streak in the process. Head coach Pat Skerry helped turn the team around last season, winning 18 games, the largest single-season turn around in NCAA history.
Senior Jerrelle Benimon led the team this season, leading Division I in rebounds while collecting the CAA Player of the Year award for the second straight season.
Towson will lose a number of seniors after this season concludes, including leaders Jerrelle Benimon, Marcus Damas, Mike Burwell, and Rafriel Guthrie. However, key contributors from this season including Four McGlynn and Timajh Parker-Rivera, are set to return next season in hopes of leading Towson to the Colonial Athletic Association title.
While Towson did not get an invite to the big dance, the Tigers did receive a bid to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament. Following wins against the USC Upstate Spartans and East Tennessee State Buccaneers. Towson will travel to Kentucky on to face the Murray State Races in the CIT Tournament quarterfinals.