Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Binghamton, you’re next on the clock.
After Towson ended an NCAA Division 1-record 41-game losing streak with a 66-61 win over UNCW Saturday, Binghamton jumped to the top of the list no college basketball program wants to be on. The New York State school has dropped 22 straight.
“Our guys have really been working hard all year,” Towson coach Pat Skerry told SNY.tv by phone. “The interesting thing about this so-called streak is other than two managers and one player, no one was here for it last year.”
The one player was Erique Gumbs, who scored 11 points to go with eight rebounds in the historic victory.
Towson’s last win came Dec. 29, 2010 — 395 days ago.
“We’ve gotten markedly better,” Skerry said. “We’ve got to a position where we’re capable of winning a few now.”
Skerry, a former Pitt and Providence assistant, is optimistic about the future, too.
Towson received signed Letters of Intent from Timajh Parker, Barrington Alston, Frank Mason and Jerome Hairston.
Towson also has two very good transfers sitting out in 6-7 forward Jerrelle Benimon from Georgetown and 6-6 shooting guard Mike Burwell, an East Brunswick, N.J. native who prepped for Kelvin Jefferson at South Kent before going to South Florida.
“We’re thrilled with those guys and we’re looking to hopefully add guys late,” Skerry said.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.