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Weekend Athletics Roundup: Men’s basketball off to best start since ’79

The Towson men's basketball team is off to its best start since joining Division I in the 1979-80 season.

The Towson men’s basketball team is off to its best start since joining Division I in the 1979-80 season.

A strong second half propelled the Towson University men’s basketball team to a 77-66 win over crosstown rival UMBC on Saturday night.

The win was the Tigers’ sixth straight. The team is now at 6-1, the program’s best start since joining Division I for the 1979-80 season.

The Tigers held UMBC without a field goal for 8:19 in the second half, and went on a 24-7 run over that span.

Junior guard Four McGlynn led the way with 22 points, which included a 13-13 game from the free-throw line.

Timajh Parker-Rivera contributed 15 points and nine rebounds, while Alex Gavrilovic added 15 points and seven rebounds in the win.

The Tigers return to action this Wednesday, Dec. 3, hosting Coppin State at SECU Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.

The first 1,000 students will receive a free gold shirt. There will also be a chance for one student to win $10,000. Faculty and staff can also receive a free ticket if they bring an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots.

Women’s basketball gets swept in Brooklyn

The Towson women’s basketball team fell twice at the LIU Brooklyn Turkey Classic.

On Friday, the Tigers fell to Rhode Island, despite junior Dominique Johnson’s team-high 19 points. Johnson also hit three 3-pointers in the game, including the 100th of her career. Towson shot 28.1 percent for the game compared to Rhode Island’s 41.9 percent.

On Saturday, Towson senior LaTorri Hines-Allen scored a career-high 29 points, but the Tigers fell to LaSalle 62-49. LaSalle out scored Towson 31-19 in the first half, with the Tigers struggling from the field, shooting just 20.8 percent.

The Tigers will be back in action on Tuesday, Dec. 2 when they travel to Navy for a 7 p.m. game. For more information about the game, including how to get to Navy’s Alumni Hall basketball arena, click on this web site link: http://www.navysports.com/sports/w-baskbl/spec-rel/120114aaa.html.

Other Athletics News

  • The 2014-15 indoor track and field season begins for Towson University on Tuesday with the Navy Lidlifter meet starting at 4 p.m. at the U.S. Naval Academy’s Wesley Brown Field House.
  • The Towson gymnastics team will hold an intrasquad scrimmage this Satuday, Dec. 6 at SECU Arena. The event begins at 1 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

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