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Tiger men’s basketball looks to topple George Mason


The Towson men’s basketball team is ready to welcome students and fans back to SECU Arena as the squad hosts former Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) foe George Mason on Wednesday.

Towson Athletics is starting the holiday gift-giving a little early for spectators with a host of giveaways.

There will be chances to win gift cards all night, along with a chance to win up to $500 for the University bookstore. There will also be light-up wand and Under Armour sign giveaways.

The Tigers are on a three-game winning streak after picking up a win against local rival Coppin State on the road. However, the Patriots have been up and down to start the season.

GMU (3-4) has picked up impressive wins against Ole Miss and Oklahoma State, but fell against Colgate, Mercer and Manhattan. The team’s third win came in the form of a 66-39 victory against Wright State.

The Tigers will look to lean on leading scorer Byron Hawkins, averaging 16.9 points per game. He’s also Towson’s main threat from 3-point range, hitting 18 of the team’s 33 buckets from behind the arc.

Towson will also look for big games from junior forward Arnaud William Adala Moto (13.1 ppg) and sophomore guard Mike Morsell (10.1 ppg).

On defense, the Tigers will need to slow down George Mason center Shevon Thompson. The preseason second-team All-Atlantic 10 selection is averaging over 10 points and 10 rebounds per game.

The game is scheduled to tip-off at 7 p.m. Towson will also be running two extra buses on the gold line, 30 minutes before and after the game for students.

For more information about Towson basketball, check out TowsonTigers.com.