ETSU rallies, but Towson advances 83-77 CIT win
Steph Taylor and Julie Loyd perform for students during the Rainbow Alliance free concert held on Jan. 31. Travis Brown/East Tennessean
ETSU junior guard Rashawn Rembert scored a team-high 17 points and finished the season as the Atlantic Sun Conference scoring champion, but it was not enough to stop the Towson Tigers Friday night inside the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center.
Towson, the Colonial Athletic Association's runner-up during the regular season, built a 15-point second half lead and held off a frantic ETSU rally late in the game to take an 83-77 win over the Buccaneers in the second round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament.
With the win, Towson improves to 25-10 on the year and advances to the CIT quarterfinals, while ETSU finishes the season at 19-16 overall.
The Buccaneers wrapped up a year which saw them improve drastically after posting a 10-21 record in 2012-13.
"I couldn't be prouder of our guys," said ETSU head coach Murry Bartow, whose team started the season at 0-4.
"It's a tough loss, but Towson is a really good team. They are big and athletic, but our team just kept fighting. That's something they did all season long.
I think when we were sitting there at 0-4 to start the season not many people would have thought we could win 19 games, but our guys kept believing and had a really good season."
Along with Rembert, the Bucs got 14 points and six rebounds from senior forward Hunter Harris, along with 11 points each from senior guard Kinard Gadsden-Gilliard, junior guard Jalen Riley and sophomore forward Lester Wilson.
Harris, KGG, senior post Lukas Poderis and senior guard Todd Halvorsen played their final game on the Buccaneer roster.
The difference on this night was the play of Towson's senior guard Four McGlynn. After hitting a 55-foot, buzzer-beater to defeat USC Upstate two nights ago in the first round.
McGlynn went 6-of-7 from 3-point range against the Buccaneers and scored a season-high 23 points in the winning effort.
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