RICHMOND, Ky. -- Mike Burwell scored 18 points as Towson beat Cincinnati Christian 79-40 on Monday afternoon in the final game for the Tigers in the Comfort Suites Invitational at Eastern Kentucky.
Towson improved to 3-2 on the season after going 1-31 last season under first-year coach Pat Skerry.
Burwell, a transfer from South Florida, was one of four Towson players in double figures. He was aided by Marcus Damas (12 points), Bilal Dixon (10) and Kris Walden (10). Dixon is a transfer from Providence while Damas was the top returning starter this season for the Tigers.
Towson is now 3-2 for the first time since 2008 as the Tigers won three of four games at the Comfort Suites Invitational. The 39-point margin of victory was the best for Towson since March 7, 1992 when the Tigers beat Buffalo 122-58.
The Tigers took a 39-19 lead at halftime and were never threatened by the Eagles, who played their first game of the season.
Towson is now halfway through a span of 10 straight road games to begin season. Towson returns to action Nov. 26 at crosstown foe Loyola of Baltimore. The first home game for the Tigers is Dec. 15 against North Dakota State.
Notes: Towson also has road games at UMBC, Vermont, Georgetown and Temple before its first home game in suburban Baltimore. ... The Tigers announced Monday that have signed forward John Davis (Neumann-Goretti, Philadelphia), power forward/center Walter Foster (Atlanta by way of Fishburne Military Academy in Virginia) and small forward Shamiek Sheppard (South Shore High, Brooklyn) to national letters of intent. "I'm extremely excited about this class and the caliber of kids that we signed," Skerry said in a statement. "All three have great length for their positions and will give us a tremendous amount of flexibility. We like that they are high-character guys that give tremendous effort both on the court and in the classroom. Assistant coach Luke Murray did an outstanding job of tracking these guys early on and he's to be commended."