The UNC Wilmington Seahawks and Charleston Cougars meet Tuesday in the college basketball CAA Tournament Final at the Entertainment & Sports Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are averaging 68.8 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 64 points on 43 percent shooting. Trazarien White is averaging 13.9 points and 1.8 assists, while Maleeck Harden-Hayes is averaging 9.8 points and 4.1 rebounds. Shykeim Phillips is grabbing 2.7 rebounds and Amari Kelly is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are allowing 30.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.2 rebounds per game.
The Charleston Cougars are averaging 81.7 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 68 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Dalton Bolon is averaging 12.7 points and 1.3 assists, while Ante Brzovic is averaging 11.3 points and 5.7 rebounds. Pat Robinson III is the third double-digit scorer and Ryan Larson is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Charleston Cougars are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Charleston Cougars are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.6 rebounds per game.
The College of Charleston Cougars have been the better team this season, and they've been beating heads in all year long, so seeing them as a big favorite would surprise nobody. However, UNC Wilmington is coming off an impressive showing against Hofstra and probably should have split the two meetings against COC. If we can get a decent amount of points, I'm going to grab them with the Seahawks. Give me UNC Wilmington and the free buckets.