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November 22, 2014
The 2014 CBE Hall of Fame Classic, continued with the second night of two Sub-Host Round games at the Multipurpose Activities Center on the campus of Monmouth University in West Long Brach, NJ.
Towson took advantage of 21 more free throw attempts in a 63-42 win over Bethune-Cookman in the first game of the evening. The Tigers made 20 more free throws than the Wildcats making up almost all of the 21 point margin of victory.
Towson (3-1) had a trio of 10-point scorers lead the team: junior guard Four McGlynn, freshman forward Eddie Keith II, and sophomore John Davis, who also led the Tigers in rebounding with seven. Keith and Davis posted 20 of Towson’s 33 bench points. Bethune-Cookman (1-3) was led in scoring by senior guard Mikel Trapp with 12 points, and junior forward Quentin Brewer scored 11 and grabbed eight rebounds.
In the second game of the double-header, Monmouth shot 45% from behind the arc and made five more three-pointers than Central Connecticut State as the Hawks won their second game of the season, 65-50. CCSU came out of the locker room on fire racing out to a 12-0 lead making four of its first five shots and both free throws in the first three minutes of play. But Monmouth battled back and took the lead at the 9:38 mark in the first half and finished the period with a 31-23 lead. CCSU closed the deficit to two early in the second half, but Monmouth pulled away for the 15 point win.
Monmouth (2-1) was led in scoring by sophomore guard Justin Robinson with 15 and got help from junior guard Deon Jones and senior guard Andrew Nicholas who each scored 12 points. Central Connecticut State (0-4) was led by sophomore guard Khalen Cumberlander who scored 15. Senior forward Faronte Drakeford added 12 and sophomore guard Matt Mobley 11 to the Blue Devil 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.