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2017–18 Towson Tigers men's basketball team

The 2017–18 Towson Tigers men's basketball team represented Towson University during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Tigers, led by seventh-year head coach Pat Skerry, played their home games at the SECU Arena in Towson, Maryland as members of the Colonial Athletic Association. They finished the season 18–14, 8–10 in CAA play to finish in fifth place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the CAA Tournament to William & Mary.

2017–18 Towson Tigers men's basketball
Towson Tigers wordmark.svg
Gulf Coast Showcase champions
Hall of Fame Belfast Classic champions
ConferenceColonial Athletic Association
2017–18 record18–14 (8–10 CAA)
Head coachPat Skerry (7th season)
Assistant coaches
Home arenaSECU Arena
Seasons
2017–18 CAA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
College of Charleston  14 4   .778     26 8   .765
Northeastern 14 4   .778     23 10   .697
Hofstra 12 6   .667     19 12   .613
William & Mary 11 7   .611     19 12   .613
Towson 8 10   .444     18 14   .563
UNC Wilmington 7 11   .389     11 21   .344
Delaware 6 12   .333     14 19   .424
Drexel 6 12   .333     13 20   .394
James Madison 6 12   .333     10 22   .313
Elon 6 12   .333     14 18   .438
2018 CAA Tournament winner

Previous seasonEdit

The Tigers finished the 2016–17 season 20–13, 11–7 in CAA play to finish in third place. In the CAA Tournament, they defeated Northeastern in the first round, before losing to College of Charleston in the semifinals. Despite finishing the season with 20 wins, they declined to participate in a postseason tournament.

OffseasonEdit

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
J. J. Matthews 1 F 6'8" 240 Freshman Chicago, IL Transferred to Moberly Area Community College
Walter Foster 5 F 6'8" 245 Senior Atlanta, GA Graduated
John Davis 10 F 6'5" 235 Senior Philadelphia, PA Graduated
Arnaud William Adala Moto 24 F 6'7" 245 RS Senior Yaoundé, Cameroon Graduated

Incoming transfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Nakye Sanders 20 F 6'8" 235 RS Sophomore Staten Island, NY Transferred from Duquesne. Under NCAA transfer rules, Sanders will have to sit out in the 2017–18 season.He will have two years of eligibility left.

2017 recruiting classEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Travis Ingram
G
Suffolk, VA I. C. Norcom High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 177 lb (80 kg)  
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Jeffrey Prophete
G
Sunrise, FL Fort Lauderdale High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg)  
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247SportsN/A
Quinton Drayton
F
Bowie, MD Bowie High School (MD) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg)  
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2017 Team Ranking". Rivals.com.

PreseasonEdit

In a poll of league coaches, media relations directors, and media members at the CAA's media day, the Tigers were picked to finish in second place in the CAA.[1] Senior guard Mike Morsell was named to the preseason All-CAA second team.[1]

RosterEdit

2017–18 Towson Tigers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Zane Martin 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Ss. Neumann-Goretti HS Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
G 1 Travis Ingram 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 177 lb (80 kg) Fr I. C. Norcom HS Suffolk, Virginia
G 2 Jordan McNeil 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 192 lb (87 kg) RS Jr Mount St. Joseph HS Baltimore, Maryland
G 3 Deshaun Morman 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) RS Sr Cincinnati Richmond, Virginia
F 4 Justin Gorham 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 230 lb (104 kg) So Calvert Hall College HS Baltimore, Maryland
G 5 Jeffrey Prophete 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Fort Lauderdale HS Sunrise, Florida
F 11 Dennis Tunstall 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS So Life Center Academy Willingboro, New Jersey
G 12 Van Rolle 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Sr Edgewood HS (MD) Edgewood, Maryland
G 13 Quinton Drayton 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Bowie HS (MD) Bowie, Maryland
F 20 Nakye Sanders   6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) RS So Duquesne Staten Island, New York
G 22 Brian Starr 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr Colby CC Kansas City, Missouri
G 23 Mike Morsell 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sr St. John's College HS Fort Washington, Maryland
G 33 Eddie Keith II 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Sr Edgewater HS Orlando, Florida
F 44 Alex Thomas 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Jr Coastal Academy Hawthorne, New Jersey
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: November 27, 2017

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
October 28, 2017*
1:00 pm
Bucknell W 93–86 
 21  Tied   10  Gorham   3  Martin  SECU Arena (434)
Towson, MD
Non-conference regular season
November 10, 2017*
7:00 pm
at Old Dominion L 54–57  0–1
 22  Martin   7  3 tied   3  Tied  Ted Constant Convocation Center (6,279)
Norfolk, VA
November 13, 2017*
7:00 pm
Frostburg State W 89–45  1–1
 19  Morman   9  Gorham   3  3 tied  SECU Arena (1,175)
Towson, MD
November 17, 2017*
7:00 pm
at Loyola (MD)
Battle for Greater Baltimore
W 95–72  2–1
 21  Starr   7  Morman   6  Starr  Reitz Arena (1,704)
Baltimore, MD
November 20, 2017*
7:30 pm
vs. Florida Atlantic
Gulf Coast Showcase quarterfinals
W 76–52  3–1
 23  Martin   5  4 tied   4  Keith II  Germain Arena (823)
Estero, FL
November 21, 2017*
7:30 pm
vs. Penn
Gulf Coast Showcase semifinals
W 79–71  4–1
 18  Morsell   5  Gorham   5  Starr  Germain Arena (841)
Estero, FL
November 22, 2017*
7:30 pm
vs. Georgia Southern
Gulf Coast Showcase championship
W 70–67  5–1
 16  Morsell   9  Gorham   2  Tied  Germain Arena (868)
Estero, FL
November 27, 2017*
6:00 pm
St. Mary's (MD) W 90–57  6–1
 24  Martin   6  Thomas   2  Tied  SECU Arena (878)
Towson, MD
December 1, 2017*
2:00 pm, CBSSN
vs. La Salle
Hall of Fame Belfast Classic semifinals
W 67–60  7–1
 20  Martin   6  Keith II   4  Starr  SSE Arena (5,256)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
December 2, 2017*
12:00 pm, CBSSN
vs. Manhattan
Hall of Fame Belfast Classic championship
W 56–55  8-1
 20  Martin   7  Keith II   2  Tied  SSE Arena (3,882)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
December 6, 2017*
7:00 pm
Morgan State
Battle for Greater Baltimore
W 82–78 OT 9–1
 25  Martin   9  Gorham   4  Starr  SECU Arena (2,456)
Towson, MD
December 9, 2017*
2:00 pm
UMBC
Battle for Greater Baltimore
W 78–54  10–1
 15  Martin   15  Keith II   4  Martin  SECU Arena (1,632)
Towson, MD
December 20, 2017*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Oakland L 86–97  10–2
 22  Martin   7  Thomas   3  Morman  Athletics Center O'rena (2,422)
Rochester, MI
December 22, 2017*
7:00 pm, ACCN
at Pittsburgh L 59-63  10-3
 20  Martin   8  Gorham   1  4 tied  Petersen Events Center (3,126)
Pittsburgh, PA
CAA regular season
December 30, 2017
4:00 pm
at College of Charleston L 62-73  10–4
(0–1)
 20  Keith II   5  Tied   3  Keith II  TD Arena (4,343)
Charleston, SC
January 2, 2018
7:00 pm
at Elon L 72–75  10–5
(0–2)
 27  Martin   7  Morsell   5  Martin  Alumni Gym (1,309)
Elon, NC
January 5, 2018
7:00 pm
UNC Wilmington W 89–71  11–5
(1–2)
 24  Morsell   10  Gorham   4  Starr  SECU Arena (1,251)
Towson, MD
January 7, 2018
2:00 pm
College of Charleston W 73–62  12–5
(2–2)
 16  Martin   9  Thomas   3  3 tied  SECU Arena (1,410)
Towson, MD
January 11, 2018
7:00 pm
Hofstra L 73–76  12–6
(2–3)
 20  Gorham   5  McNeil   5  Keith  SECU Arena (1,257)
Towson, MD
January 13, 2018
4:00 pm
at William & Mary W 99–73  13–6
(3–3)
 20  Martin   5  Tied   4  Martin  Kaplan Arena (3,958)
Williamsburg, VA
January 18, 2018
7:00 pm
Drexel W 90–68  14–6
(4–3)
 18  Martin   8  Tunstall   4  Martin  SECU Arena (1,333)
Towson, MD
January 20, 2018
7:00 pm
at UNC Wilmington L 71–73 OT 14–7
(4–4)
 21  Martin   7  4 tied   3  Mormon  Trask Coliseum (4,405)
Wilmington, NC
January 25, 2018
7:00 pm
William & Mary W 96–82 OT 15–7
(5–4)
 35  Martin   7  Morsell   5  Starr  SECU Arena (1,307)
Towson, MD
January 27, 2018
7:05 pm, CBSSN
Elon L 76–83  15–8
(5–5)
 32  Martin   8  Gorham   3  Starr  SECU Arena (2,076)
Towson, MD
February 1, 2018
7:00 pm, NBCSN
at Delaware W 75–71  16–8
(6–5)
 21  Gorham   12  Gorham   6  Martin  Bob Carpenter Center (2,828)
Newark, DE
February 3, 2018
4:00 pm
at James Madison L 73–79  16–9
(6–6)
 28  Martin   17  Gorham   2  3 tied  JMU Convocation Center (4,538)
Harrisonburg, VA
February 8, 2018
7:00 pm
at Drexel W 94–92 OT 17–9
(7–6)
 31  Morsell   8  Keith   4  Martin  Daskalakis Athletic Center (825)
Philadelphia, PA
February 10, 2018
2:00 pm
Northeastern L 62–77  17–10
(7–7)
 21  Martin   8  Gorham   4  Starr  SECU Arena (2,263)
Towson, MD
February 15, 2018
7:00 pm, CBSSN
Delaware W 67–65  18–10
(8–7)
 19  Morsell   9  Thomas   4  McNeil  SECU Arena (2,022)
Towson, MD
February 17, 2018
2:00 pm
James Madison L 66–69  18–11
(8–8)
 21  Martin   12  Gorham   4  Starr  SECU Arena (1,271)
Towson, MD
February 22, 2018
7:00 pm, NESN
at Northeastern L 75–80  18–12
(8–9)
 28  Gorham   12  Gorham   3  Tied  Matthews Arena (960)
Boston, MA
February 24, 2018
4:00 pm, CBSSN
at Hofstra L 86–91  18–13
(8–10)
 36  Martin   13  Tunstall   6  Martin  Hofstra Arena (3,052)
Hempstead, NY
CAA Tournament
March 4, 2018
2:30 pm, CAA.tv
(5) vs. (4) William & Mary
Quarterfinals
L 66–80  18–14
 18  Martin   10  Gorham   9  Martin  North Charleston Coliseum (4,672)
North Charleston, SC
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Source[2][3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Colonial Athletic Association – CofC Favored To Win CAA Men's Basketball Title". caasports.com. Retrieved 2017-10-27.
  2. ^ "Towson University Athletics - 2017-18 Men's Basketball Schedule". Towson University. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  3. ^ "Towson Tigers Men's Basketball Schedule". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 27, 2017.