The eighth-seeded Seahawks and the ninth-seeded Tigers square off in the opening game of the tournament on Wednesday at noon inside the Daskalakis Athletic Center at Drexel. It will be the first game of a doubleheader as Hofstra and College of Charleston play at approximately 2:30 p.m.
Both UNCW and Towson finished the regular season with a 4-14 league record, but the Seahawks earned the higher seed by virture of the league’s RPI tiebreaker.
Five Things to Know
- UNCW, which has beat Towson in 9 of the last 10 meetings, leads the all-time series by a 22-10 margin. The Seahawks have also claimed the win in both previous CAA Championship affairs.
- UNCW and Towson are on the opposite end of the league’s three-point field goal percentage rankings. The Seahawks are second in the loop by hitting 31.9 percent of their attempts while Towson is last with a .247 three-point field goal clip.
- Wednesday’s game will feature three of the top five rebounders in the CAA. UNCW senior Rebekah Banks is fifth in the league with a 7.9 average while Towson’s Nukiya Mayo and Mary Cuevas rank second and third in the circuit, respectively.
- The Seahawks are making their 34th all-time appearance in the CAA’s postseason tourney and have fashioned an 18-33 mark.
- UNCW has won at least one game in the CAA Championship in 9 of the last 12 years after splitting a pair of contests last season.
Up Next: The winner of Wednesday’s first round game advances to the CAA quarterfinals on Thursday with a noon contest against top-seeded Drexel, which shared the regular season title with James Madison.