College of Charleston at Towson, 2:00 PM Eastern, caa.tv
The Under the Radar Game of the Day turns this afternoon to the second matchup of the season between two of the conference’s top teams as College of Charleston heads up I-95 to take on Towson. Head coach Earl Grant’s visiting Cougars enter today’s game at 11-4 overall and 2-1 in conference play. Despite this only being the fourth CAA game of the year, it is already their second game against Towson, a team they beat back on December 30 by a score of 73-62. Joe Chealey and Jarrell Brantley both scored over 20 points in that win. The Cougars did not fare as well their last time out, however, suffering an upset loss at Drexel in overtime. They need to bounce back today and get the season sweep of Towson if they want to establish themselves as one of the top Under the Radar programs in the nation.
Pat Skerry’s Towson Tigers are also in need of a huge win today. They enter play at 11-5 overall but only 1-2 in CAA action. After starting the season 10-1, the Tigers lost four straight, including games at Charleston and at Elon. The good news is that those may be their toughest road games of the conference season, and they did bounce back last time out with a home win over UNC-Wilmington. Six players scored in double figures in the Wilmington win, including a double-double off the bench for Justin Gorham. If Towson can get another balanced attack today, they can place themselves right back in the thick of the race in the Colonial.