By Jeff Goodman
THE STREAK is over.
Towson's 41-game losing skid, the longest losing streak in Division 1 history, came to an end on Saturday afternoon when Pat Skerry's team knocked off UNC Wilmington, 66-61.
It was the program's first win since Dec. 10, 2010.
Skerry took over a program in the offseason that dropped its final 19 games under Pat Kennedy a year ago and took a team with just one returnee and began this season 0-22.
That's 41 straight, but Skerry was undeterred and told CBSSports.com on Friday night that he had a feeling about Saturday's contest against Buzz Peterson's club.
Skerry had to sweat it out, though. UNC Wilmington had a chance to take the lead with 20 seconds left, but missed a pair of free throws. Then the team's one returning letterwinner, Erique Gumbs, put the team up 64-61 on a dunk with 9.3 seconds left. UNCW's 3-point attempt with a few seconds left was blocked.