UNC Wilmington clinches Colonial Athletic Association title
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) C.J. Bryce scored 28 points on 11-of-16 shooting, Devontae Cacok had 11 points and 10 rebounds, and UNC Wilmington clinched the Colonial Athletic Association with an 83-78 victory over Towson on Thursday night.
UNCW scored on seven straight possessions, capped by Denzel Ingram’s long 3-pointer for a 75-67 lead with 1:28 left. Towson answered at the other end with Zane Martin’s 3 but Jordon Talley made it a seven-point lead again with two free throws with 58 seconds to go.
Ingram finished with 14 points and Talley 10 for UNC Wilmington (25-5, 14-3), which has scored 80-plus in 18 games this season.
Arnaud William Adala Moto led Towson (19-11, 11-6) with a career-high 33 points and six rebounds. He was 9 of 12 from the floor, 14 of 19 at the stripe to top his previous best of 28 points. Mike Morsell added 12 points.
Towson will be the third seed in next week’s conference tournament, following losses by William & Mary and Elon.