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Rhode Island lands perimeter help in graduate transfer from Towson

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Rhode Island added some much-needed perimeter shooting for the season as the team announced the addition of Towson graduate transfer Four McGlynn.

The 6-foot-2 guard averaged 12 points and shot 37 percent from 3-point range to go along with 91 percent free-throw shooting last season.

“We are tremendously excited to add Four to our Rhode Island basketball family,” said head coach Dan Hurley in the release.  “This past season, we established ourselves as one of the premier defensive teams in college basketball.  During this offseason, one of our main objectives is to add perimeter shooting and scoring to our lineup and we feel as though we have done that with Four.”

Joining a backcourt that returns sophomore E.C. Matthews and solid freshman J.T. Terrell, Rhode Island is coming off of a second round appearance in the Postseason NIT and 23-10 record.

Adding another shooter of McGlynn’s caliber off their bench is certainly an upgrade to the roster.

Rhode Island lands impact transfer from Towson

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Rhode Island picked up a transfer in Towson guard Four McGlynn, a source confirmed to The 6-foot-2 junior was the leading scorer for the Tigers this past season, as he averaged 12 points per game to go along with 2.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists.

McGlynn also provides value as a shooter, as he shot 37 percent from 3-point range and 91 percent from the free-throw line last season.

Since McGlynn is graduating from Towson, he’ll be eligible to play immediately at Rhode Island and gives them another floor spacer who can also help close out games from the line.


Towson outlasts Charleston for CAA road win (VIDEO)

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Towson outlasted Charleston 53-50 on Sunday afternoon as the Tigers won an ugly CAA game. The Tigers only shot 33 percent (19-for-57) from the field and turned the ball over 15 times, but they outrebounded the Cougars 51-35.

Timajh Parker-Rivera paced Towson with 12 points and chipped in eight rebounds while Charleston was led by 13 points from Joe Chealey.

Ron Curry’s buzzer-beater lifts James Madison over Towson (VIDEO)

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James Madison was able to squeak past CAA rival Towson on Saturday as junior guard Ron Curry hit a long 2-pointer at the buzzer for the win.

Curry’s buzzer-beating jumper bounced off the rim and the backboard before falling through the net and giving the junior a career-high 27 points.

Towson unveils special uniforms for annual Autism Awareness game

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Last season Towson head coach Pat Skerry and then-Marshall head coach Tom Herrion, who’s now an assistant at Georgia Tech, began an initiative in college basketball geared towards supporting those who have autism and their families. The cause is a personal one for both coaches, as they’re raising children who are on the autism spectrum.

This weekend coaches across the country are participating in the “Coaches Powering Forward for Autism” campaign, and they’ll be wearing a blue puzzle piece lapel pin. Friday, Towson announced that its basketball team will wear special light blue uniforms for its game Saturday against James Madison.

Saturday’s game is Towson’s annual Autism Awareness Game. According to the Autism Speaks website, one in every 68 children (one in every 42 boys) is diagnosed on the autism spectrum. For this weekend, the goal of raising $6,800 per school (representing the 1:68 ratio) has been set.

2015 Gildan Charleston Classic field includes reigning ACC champions

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The field for the 2015 Gildan Charleston Classic was revealed Thursday morning, and one of the eight teams scheduled to participate are the Virginia Cavaliers. Tony Bennett’s team, currently ranked ninth in the Associated Press poll, won the ACC regular season and tournament titles last season.

Virginia is one of two teams in the field that reached the NCAA tournament last season, with Oklahoma State being the other. Joining the Cavaliers and Cowboys in the tournament field are Bradley, George Mason, Long Beach State, Ole Miss, Seton Hall and Towson.

Two of the eight teams have participated in past editions of the Gildan Charleston Classic, with George Mason being one of the eight teams in the 2010 field and Seton Hall taking part in 2011. The Pirates fell to Northwestern in the championship game of the 2011 event.

The 2015 Gildan Charleston Classic is scheduled for November 19, 20 and 22 at the T.D. Arena in Charleston, South Carolina.