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Pat Skerry revives men’s basketball at Towson

Head Coach Pat Skerry has earned credit for the turnaround of the Towson University men’s basketball team, according to a story by the Baltimore Sun.

From the Sun:

Pat Skerry

Skerry huddles with his players during a scrimmage with Bloomsburg. The Tigers won the match, 87-65.

Coming off a 1-31 season he describes as “like a root canal without the Novocain,” Towson is 14-13 and 9-5 in the Colonial Athletic Association. And while they’re not exactly throwing parades on Osler Drive yet, Skerry says the rest of the campus is definitely getting excited about the program.

“We’ve got a chance to get this thing going,” the second-year coach said. “Probably to a lot of people last year, we were an eyesore. And that’s not the case anymore, obviously.”

Skerry is a sight to behold during Towson’s games, working the sidelines with all the calm of a man being attacked by vampire bats.

But whatever he and his coaches are doing seems to be working. The fact is, the Tigers were horrendous last season. Their main problem was simple: they couldn’t put the ball in the basket. They averaged 55.1 points per game to rank dead last in the NCAA. They didn’t score over 69 points in a single game.

This year they’re averaging 68.3 points per game and 73.9 in CAA contests, tops in the league. And they’ve scored 69 or more points 14 times.

Read the full Baltimore Sun story here.