Towson's Best Start Improves (9-1) with an OT win over Morgan State, 82-78

Courtesy Towson Athletics

BALTIMORE, Md. (WBFF)--- Long gone are those turnaround Tigers. This year, Towson men's basketball head coach Pat Skerry may have his best product in his seventh season. The Tigers are off to a program best start and growing.

Towson extended it's historic start to 9-1 after an 82-78 overtime win at home against Morgan State. It's the Tigers fifth straight win against the Bears in what's called the Battle for Greater Baltimore.

Towson led by as many as 17, while the Bears fought their way back and got Morgan's first lead of the game with four minutes remaining in the second half. That comeback eventually forced the game into overtime. Towson sophomore guard Zane Martin took over from there. Martin led Towson with 25 points and was a key offensive threat for the Tigers in overtime. Martin had eight of Towson's 15 points in overtime.

The Bears season hasn't exactly gone to plan. Morgan State is 4-5 and without their best player, senior guard Tiwian Kendley. Kendley is a preseason first-team All-MEAC selection, but hasn't played due to violation of team policy.

Towson host UMBC next on Saturday. Morgan State heads to Manhattan on December 9th.

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