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November 21, 2014
The 2014 CBE Hall of Fame Classic, continued with two Sub-Host Round games at the Multipurpose Activities Center on the campus of Monmouth University in West Long Brach, NJ.
In the first game of the evening, Towson took the court against Central Connecticut State. Towson forced the Blue Devils into 21 turnovers converting them into 25 points. That 18 point differential in points off of turnovers was the key factor in the Tigers 58-49 victory.
Towson (2-1) was led in scoring by sophomore guard A.J. Ashroth who had 14 points and Timajh Parker-Rivera led the Tigers with nine rebounds. CCSU (0-3) had three players score in double figures. Sophomore guards Matt Mobley and Khalen Cumberlander both scored 14 points, while junior forward Bandon Peel registered a double-double with ten points and 13 boards.
In the second game of the double-header, the home crowd left happy as Monmouth won its first game of the season over Bethune-Cookman, 73-50. Bethune-Cookman’s 22 turnovers doubled Monmouth’s miscues, and with 13 steals, Monmouth were able to convert them into 23 points. But it was the 42-16 Hawks advantage in the paint that was the biggest key to the 23 point victory.
Monmouth (1-1) had a well balanced attack as they had only one double-figure scorer, junior guard Deon Jones had 14 points, on its way to 73 points. Bethune-Cookman (1-2) was led by sophomore guard Clemmye Owens who scored a game-high 22 points off the bench. Junior forward Quentin Brewer added 12 to the Wildcat total.
About the CBE Hall of Fame Classic
The CBE Hall of Fame Classic is named after the College Basketball Experience, the award-winning and highly interactive college basketball fan facility adjacent to Sprint Center, which also features the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Opened in October 2007, the College Basketball Experience is the nation's only facility that celebrates, in its entirety, the sport of men's collegiate basketball. The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame hosts an Induction Celebration on the Sunday before the tournament, celebrating Hall of Fame collegiate careers. The tournament, in partnership with the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), was initially established in 2001 as the Guardians Classic.
Founded in 1927, the NABC, since its inception, has acted as a guardian of the game of basketball by furthering the best interests of the game as well as the players and coaches who participate. The NABC engages in many efforts to enhance the college basketball experience for players, coaches and fans.
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Liz Woerth, Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc.