The Towson Tigers and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons meet in college basketball action from the TD Arena on Friday night.
Towson Falls Flat Vs. Houston
The Towson Tigers come into this one looking to bounce back from a 65-49 loss to Houston last time out. Tyler Tejada leads the Tigers in scoring with 11.3 PPG and 4.3 RPG while Charles Thompson has 10.5 PPG with a team-high 9 RPG to lead the Tigers on the glass up to this point in the year as the only other double-digit scorer for Towson so far this season. Christian May has 8 PPG with 4.5 RPG and Messiah Jones has 7.5 PPG with 4.5 RPG while Dylan Williamson has a team-high 3.5 APG to lead Towson in assists this season. As a team, Towson is averaging 60.5 PPG on 41.5% shooting from the field, 34.5% from three and 61.6% from the foul line this season.
Wake Forest Comes Up Short Vs. Utah
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons come into this one looking to bounce back from a 77-70 loss to Utah last time out. Cameron Hildreth leads the Demon Deacons in scoring and assists with 19.7 PPG and 3.3 APG along with 4.3 RPG while Andrew Carr has 18.3 PPG with a team-high 6.7 RPG to lead Wake Forest in rebounding. Hunter Sallis has 17.3 PPG while Kevin Miller has 15.3 PPG with 4 RPG and 3.3 APG as well to round out the group of double-digit scorers for Wake Forest up to this point in the year. As a team, Wake Forest is averaging 82.7 PPG on 47.6% shooting from the field, 35.4% from three and 86.7% from the foul line this season.
I’m backing Wake Forest here. I’m sure we will see an uptick in offense from Towson now that they don’t have to face Houston’s defensive unit, but I’m not sure it’s enough. Wake Forest runs a small bench but they have multiple options that are capable of shouldering the load on any given night and I just don’t see Towson matching that here if I’m being honest. The Demon Deacons are just the better team and I think they get the win and cover here.