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November 23, 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.
Bethune-Cookman overcame a late game deficit and took a 65-60 win over Central Connecticut State in the first game of the evening. CCSU held an eight-point lead at the half and led 58-52 after sophomore guard Matt Mobley scored a layup with 3:38 remaining. That would prove to be the last field goal for the Blue Devils as the Wildcats closed the game on a 13-2 run to take the five-point win.
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 (2-3) was led in scoring for the second consecutive night by senior guard Mikel Trapp with 18 points. Sophomore guard Clemmye Owens added 17 points while junior forward Quentin Brewer recorded a double-double, scoring 11 and grabbing ten rebounds.
In the second game of the double-header, Monmouth and Towson needed overtime to determine a winner, as Towson took a 79-75 victory. It was the first overtime game in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic in four years, in fact, four years to the day, as Detroit needed an extra period to be Austin Peay on November 23, 2011.
Monmouth took advantage of a rough Towson half of shooting, as the Tigers shot 34.8% for the half and the Hawks took a 12-point lead, 41-29, to the locker room. In the second half, Towson was able to shoot at the basket without the lid on it and took advantage of Monmouth’s 36.0% shooting to make up the 12 point deficit. Towson was actually down seven points with 2:07 remaining and after three free throws by junior guard Four McGlynn with 12 seconds remaining, the comeback was complete. In the overtime period, Towson took advantage of a 3-0 offensive rebounding advantage and scored four second-chance points which was the ultimate difference in the Tiger win.
Towson (4-1) was led in scoring by McGlynn who scored a game-high 27 points and was aided by a double-double off the bench from sophomore John Davis who knocked in 22 points and pulled down 13 rebounds. Monmouth (2-2) was led in scoring by senior guard Andrew Nicholas with 24 points off the bench and junior guard Deon Jones scored 16 points.
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.