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The Seahawks have gained momentum at the end of their much-improved regular season, winning three straight conference games, two of them in overtime.
UNCW played another game down to the wire, but found themselves on the winning end of this one, toppling Northeastern 66-61. The victory marked UNCW's second over the preseason CAA favorite and 10th win in their last 13 games.
With first place in the CAA on the line, and before a near-capacity crowd of 5,088 fans in Trask Coliseum (only 112 away from the team’s first sellout since February 2008), UNCW was unable to pull out another close win, falling to the Tribe 56-53.
Donning their brand new “sun yellow” jerseys as they celebrated the revealing of the school’s new logo, it was hard to miss UNC Wilmington’s men’s basketball team on Wednesday night.
Their play on the court emphasized that statement in more ways than one.
Defensive stops at the end of regulation are becoming a common theme for the UNC Wilmington men’s basketball team.
Fifteen games into the season, the Seahawks have an overall record of 8-7, already just one win shy of last season’s total, and a conference record of 3-1, equaling last season’s number of conference wins.
The UNC Wilmington women’s basketball team continued its ‘breakthrough’ season Wednesday, defeating Campbell University, 89-80, at Trask Coliseum and improving to 2-0 on the young season.
In the debut of new head coach Kevin Keatts on the sideline, UNC Wilmington’s men’s basketball team made sure their coach started out his Seahawks career on a positive note, as they defeated Catawba College 97-68 in exhibition play on Saturday night.
If UNC Wilmington’s women’s basketball team plays the rest of their schedule the same way they did on Saturday, the 2014 season has a chance to be vastly different than last year’s campaign.
UNC Wilmington women’s basketball coach Adell Harris has a vision for her program, and this year her mission is simple: to breakthrough.
Entering her senior year and third season at UNCW, Kelva Atkins has built a decorated résumé, becoming one of the best players in the program’s history.
While first-year head coach Kevin Keatts may have stolen the headlines during the offseason for UNC Wilmington’s men’s basketball team, there are plenty of new faces on the court to take notice of, as well.
With his hiring on March 27, UNCW fans, players, and Keatts himself alike, are hopeful the 10th head coach in the Seahawks’ program history is the one to lead the team back to relevance, not only in the CAA, but nationally as well.