Top 13 of 2013: #4 Charlie Titus Captures 300th Win
This is the tenth in our Top 13 of 2013 series. Every day for the rest of 2013, we will count down the Top 13 moments/games of the year, with each program represented. With three Little East Conference Titles, several huge upsets over nationally ranked teams and some dramatic finishes-2013 was another step forward for UMass Boston Athletics.
No coach has won more games in UMass Boston history than men's basketball coach Charlie Titus. Titus has led the Beacons' basketball program for its transition from club to varsity status and has been the leading figure for the program for over 40 years.
On November 29, the all-time winningest coach in UMass Boston history added another achievement to his storied career, as Titus picked up his 300th career victory to become the 71st Division III men's basketball coach to reach the milestone.
Making the moment even more special for Titus and his players was the circumstances, as the Beacons overcame a 13-point, first-half deficit to earn a spot in the 29th Annual Harbor Invite Championship Game in their home opener.
After starting the season with a pair of road tilts, UMass Boston got off to a slow start in their first game of the year on their home floor, and found themselves trailing 21-8 to the College of St. Joseph's (Vermont).
The Beacons began chipping away at the deficit and used a 10-0 run late in the half to tie it up at 30-30, before grabbing a slim 39-35 advantage heading into the break.
From there it would be all Beacons, as UMass Boston withstood several small runs by the Monks to earn a double-digit lead, and eventually ran away with an 84-68 victory.
Senior captain BJ Rosary (Fontana, Calif.) led the Beacons' comeback effort with a team-high 16 points, while Jerard Mayes (Boston, Mass.), Omar Benabicha (Saugus, Mass.) and Carl Joseph (Brockton, Mass.) each finished in double-digits.
The win was a complete team effort-as all 14 players saw time and 10 of the team's 14 players scored in the win.