2011-12 record: 1-24 (1-12 CAA)
2011-12 RPI:
296
Player to heckle:
Marcus Damas, So., F (12.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg)
The skinny:
The Rams will host the Tigers just two weeks after VCU rolled to a 67-42 victory at the Towson Center. Sophomore Rob Brandenberg led the Rams with 16 points that night and VCU forced the mistake-prone Tigers into 24 turnovers.

Towson’s struggles are well documented. The Tigers set an NCAA Division I record for consecutive losses earlier this season and are in full-on rebuilding mode. However, first year Coach Pat Skerry has had the Tigers playing better of late. On Jan. 28, Towson broke through with a 66-61 win over UNC Wilmington to snap its dubious streak.

Senior forward Robert Nwankwo is one of the league’s best big men and athletic junior college transfer Marcus Damas (11.9 ppg, 5.5 rpg) has been a nice addition.

Towson’s deficiencies are numerous, but there a couple areas the Rams should be able to exploit the Tigers. First and foremost, Towson turns the ball over and eye-popping 18.9 times a game. Second, the Tigers rank 12th in the CAA in field goal defense (.386). VCU has attempted more 3-pointers (545) than any team in the league.

Fast fact: Former Tiger Gary Neal, currently of the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs, owns two of the Siegel Center’s top four scoring games by an opposing player (36 and 33 points).

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