COLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION STANDINGS, 2021-2022 SEASON
Perry Winkle, Towson's Athletic Director[/b]
I was hoping we'd finish on top of the standings, but 2nd place is pretty good and we came on strong toward the end of the season.
Even though Charleston finished one-game ahead of us in the standings, we beat them handily in both games this season. So I think we have a pretty good chance in the CAA Tournament.
Towerlight (Towson University student newspaper) article:
BROWN BECOMES RED(HOT)
Adrian Brown’s season can be segmented into 3 parts, early, midpoint, and late. In the early (first 13 games) he averaged 6.5 ppg. During the mid-point (3 games) he averaged 9.7 ppg. Then during the late period (final 13 games) he averaged 14.5 ppg. And during the final portion of the late period (last 3 games of the season), he averaged 22.0 ppg.
This coincides directly with the Tigers success. During the first 13 games (early period), the team’s record was 7-6. But during the final 16 games (mid-point and late periods) the team has won 14 and lost 2.
“You know, we have realized that Adrian’s really picked up his game as the season has progressed, but your analysis is illuminating. So I guess we can say, ‘As Adrian goes, so goes our team’. I think that something in Adrian got triggered midway through out season. Maybe it was disappointment that our team hadn’t been as successful as we’d all thought it would be. Or maybe it was that his collegiate career was quickly winding down and soon he’d graduate and this would all be history,” said Coach Aura. “No matter what it was, I’m sure glad it occurred. He’s been a key component of our team throughout his two seasons with us, but his leadership role of late has really blossomed.”
“I don’t know that I changed so much. I think maybe it’s just that I finally had a few consecutive good games and my confidence level increased,” said Brown. “And then my teammates picked up on that and it all sort of melded together and expanded. I’m proud of how well our team has played during the latter half of this season. Now we want to carry our high level of play into and throughout the CAA Tournament. Tournament play is always sort of a crap shoot, but positive attitude helps a lot.”
The Tigers will begin CAA Tournament play this coming Tuesday against the winner of the NC-Wilmington/Elon play-in game.