College of Southern Maryland
Sarah Williams MS, ATC, LAT, PES
Assistant Athletic Director of Student Life and Athletics
Nick Williams MS, ATC, LAT
(301) 934-2251 x 7207 Office
Last year's Cinderella playoff run setting stage for this season's lofty goals
That’s what the College of Southern Maryland men’s basketball team has in its favor with a new season just tipping off.
The Hawks completed last year with major momentum despite absorbing a tough-luck 88-83 overtime loss to Howard in the District 15 title game of the Region XX tournament, ending their Cinderella postseason run.
Overwhelming favorite Howard was forced to sweat out the nationals-clinching win over the Hawks, which were at a major size disadvantage in the contest. That said everything about the Hawks’ statement-making postseason, establishing a tone of significance confidence entering this season.
The Hawks nearly upset Howard before the district championship reached overtime but were unable to convert a transition off a steal before the regulation clock expired in transition.
Just advancing to the district-deciding showdown meant the Hawks made regional tournament history as the only last seed to make a championship game with a nationals berth on the line. Their wins in an opening-round game of the tournament and then in the semifinals ended the program’s decade-plus span without a postseason victory.
Sophomores forward Sigourney Jackson (Thomas Stone) and guard Juwan Cole may be the only returners from a season ago when the Hawks... click here for more