Besides the annual bracket-busting NCAA Tournament in March, early season tournaments may be the most exciting aspect of the College Basketball season. Fortunately for CAA Basketball fans, there will be plenty of excitement to go around as 10 of 11 teams in the conference are set to compete in early season competition. CAA Correspondent, Jake Fischer, will be previewing all 10 teams’ chances to compete in their respective Preseason competitions.
The Towson Tigers will travel west this November to represent the CAA in this season’s Eastern Kentucky Tournament. Head coach Pat Skerry will take his club to Richmond, KY and compete from November 16-18.
The Tigers will join Eastern Kentucky (Ohio Valley), Kennesaw State (Atlantic Sun) and Radford (Big South) in the tournament’s 4-team field.
The Tournament’s format is essentially a round robin tournament. Each school involved in the tournament will play the other 3 schools in the one round contest, leaving the team with the best overall record as the tournament champion.
Towson will take on Radford on November 16, Eastern Kentucky on November 17 and finish with Kennesaw State on November 18. While Eastern Kentucky finished last season with an even 16-16 record, both Radford and Kennesaw finished dead last in their respective conferences and failed to earn double-digit wins.
The Tigers have the potential to go 3-0 and win the Eastern Kentucky Tournament. If they believe and play like they are the best team in the competition, the should be able to return to Maryland with some new hardware for their trophy chest.
Jake Fischer is the CAA Correspondent for Rant Sports-NCAA Basketball. Make sure to follow Jake on Twitter @fischsportsline.