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Sleeping with the Enemy: The Tigers of Towson

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Your Fighting Hoyas of Georgetown get set to face the Towson Tigers in the BB&T Classic on Sunday and as always we're bringing you everything you need to know about Georgetown's next opponent.  Here to preach on all things Tigers are our good buddies at Mid-Major Madness, the site you want to bookmark for all of your Mid-Major needs.  Let's do this!

Have you recovered from your Thanksgiving feast? What the biggest highlight of the meal?

I'm fully recovered, the Redskins cleansed my colon on Sunday. I think I'd say the biggest highlight for me this year is that the mashed potatoes were actually hot. Thank god for crock pots. For far too long my Thanksgivings have been marred by ice cold or room temperature mashed potatoes. I thought maybe it was a mystery of science because mashed potatoes perplexed me when I would buy Stouffers meals in college. They would either remain the consistency of a gritty ice cube or burn the roof of your mouth forever, now the path to mashed potato Utopia is clear...Crock Pots. 


The Tigers are off to a good start this year and will enter this game with a 7-1 record.  Who have been the best performers for the Tigers thus far and who will the Hoyas need to worry about?

Towson's schedule has been super soft this year but I think Four McGlynn has really stepped us as he was expected too. He's been really efficient shooting and is averaging nearly 15 points per game. Remember this was also supposed to be a team with Kansas guard Frank Mason on it as well, so McGlynn's contributions are really important. John Davis is a bit undersized but he's really stepped up in the frontcourt averaging nearly 10 points and 9 rebounds per game. He was just an 8 minute per game guy a year ago so I think he's really improved the most. 


How do you see the CAA playing out this season? Who gets the bid to the Dance?


Obviously anything can happen in the conference tournament but I think this is really a two horse race between William & Mary and Northeastern.  I think this is finally the year that the Tribe makes the tournament for the first time just because the conference championship is in Baltimore and Omar Prewitt is one of W&M's best players. Omar comin... 


Former Hoya Jerrelle Benimon put Towson back on the map with his stellar performance with the Tigers. What's he up to these days?  Do you think he ever gets a shot in the NBA?

The Benimonster has taken his act to the Idaho Stampede in the D-League. They are the Utah Jazz affiliate and thus far he's averaging 17.8 points, 15.3 rebounds, and 6 assists through four games. Is that good? I think he'll definitely get "the call" sooner or later to the league. He just has a back-to-the-basket game you don't see much any more and he can do it all. Someone will give him a shot. I mean this is a league with the 76ers. 


Movie you are looking forward to more and why: Star Wars: The Force Awakens or Jurassic World?

Definitely Star Wars, I like what JJ Abrams has done with some other series. The Jurassic World trailer just looked kind of lame and we all know the hybrid dinosaur is going to be T-Rex + Raptor. I don't think I can take Chris Pratt in a leather vest seriously for two hours either. Star Wars has a whole lot more intrigue for me.

(Casual Note: Wrong answer and Chris Pratt looks good in a leather vest.)





When I think of Baltimore I think of primarily two things: 1) crabs and 2) The Wire.  Is The Wire the best show in recent television history? Give me your top 3 shows on TV right now.

I loved The Wire and I would definitely say it ranks above The Sopranos, Breaking Bad, and some other contenders. You see so many other actors and actresses from The Wire in other great TV shows now, so I think that helps resonate the long term effects the series has. I think top 3 right now is Sons of Anarchy, the Blacklist, and this one time deal FOX has going called Gracepoint. Gracepoint isn't going to blow you away but I'm definitely intrigued by what the ending is going to be. 


A glance at the Towson roster reveals that the players are from all over the place.  What is the type of kid that Towson can recruit?

I think Skerry tries to find those hidden gems, such as Frank Mason from Kansas. He was fully committed to Towson but decided to prep at the last minute instead. I think Skerry's whole deal is to grab the local kids and then search up and down the east coast for some of those under the radar prospects. 


Final score prediction?

I say Georgetown 78-53, I just don't think that Towson has the horses this year to hang with the Hoyas.