2016 CAA Tournament: UNCW CUT IT
UNC-Wilmington Seahawks defeated the #1 seeded Hofstra Pride 80-73, claiming their first title since 2006. The Seahawks came back from down 12 points to force overtime. Chris Flemings was named Most Outstanding Player for his 19 points 6 boards, 3 blocks, and 2 steals performance. The D-2 transfer completes an already dream season with the MOP award after already missing the 2014-15 season.
Denzel Ingram and Chris Ponder also had big games, both guards combining for 37 points. Ponder led the Seahawks in scoring while Ingram hit the biggest shot of the game when he knocked down a pull up three to give the Seahawks a 6 point lead with 30 seconds remaining in halftime.
The Seahawks will have to wait to see where, when, and who they will play in the NCAA Tournament. This will be the school's first trip to the tournament since 2006. The Seahawks uses 4 guards and a full court press defense which can cause issues for some teams in the tournament. Last year's CAA champs, Northeastern, took Jerian Grant and Notre Dame to the wire but fell short.