N.C.-Wilmington 80, Delaware 75

Keith Rendleman scored 24 points and grabbed a career-high 18

rebounds to help North Carolina Wilmington beat Delaware 80-75 on

Monday in the return to Colonial Athletic Association play for both


Rendleman shot 7 of 12 from the field and knocked down 10 of his

11 free throws. Eight of his rebounds came on the offensive


Cedrick Williams, Adam Smith and Tanner Milson scored 10 points

apiece for UNC Wilmington. The Seahawks bench outscored Delaware’s


UNC Wilmington (5-7, 1-1) shot 86.7 percent (26 of 30) from the

free throw line, with Williams, Smith, Milson and Nate Anderson all

shooting 100 percent from the stripe.

Devon Saddler led Delaware with 22 points and Jamelle Hagins

added 21 and nine rebounds.

Delaware (5-7, 1-1) held UNC Wilmington without a field goal

over the final 3:08 but the Seahawks hit clutch free throws down

the stretch to seal the victory.