WILMINGTON, North Carolina – As the UNCW women’s basketball team prepares to enter the final week of the 2017-18 regular season, the Seahawks are hoping to improve their position in the Colonial Athletic Association standings ahead of next week’s CAA Championship.
The Seahawks, who begin the week in ninth place in the CAA standings at 10-17 overall and 3-13 in league play, welcome Towson to Trask Coliseum on Thursday evening for a CAA clash at 7 p.m. The Tigers (9-18, 4-12) are currently a game ahead of UNCW in eighth place.
UNCW and Towson experienced opposite results in their most recent outings last weekend. The Seahawks were victorious in last Friday’s contest at Charleston, winning by a 76-60 margin. The Tigers, however, dropped a 62-54 verdict against Drexel on Sunday at SECU Arena.
Five Things to Know
- UNCW leads the all-time series by a 21-10 margin, including an 11-3 mark in home games.
- Towson ended an eight-game losing streak against the Seahawks on Jan. 12 by earning a 72-71 decision inside SECU Arena.
- The Seahawks matched a season high by knocking down 11 three-pointers in the win over Charleston, including a 6-for-10 showing from sophomore guard Timber Tate.
- Thursday’s game will feature three of the top five rebounders in the CAA. UNCW senior Rebekah Banks ranks fifth in the loop by grabbing 7.8 boards per game. Towson’s Mary Cuevas (9.2 rebounds per game) and Nukiya Mayo (9.1 rebounds per game) are second and third in the league, respectively.
- Senior Madison Raque is tied for second on the Seahawks’ career list with 144 made three-pointers heading into Thursday’s game. The Louisville, Ky., product, who is tied for 15th in school history with 109 games played, is one of six CAA players to hit at least 50 triples this season.
Up Next: UNCW completes its regular season schedule on Saturday, Mar. 3, with a 2 p.m. visit from defending CAA champion Elon. The Seahawks’ senior class will be honored prior to the game.