CAA Finals: Blue Hens punches ticket to NCAA Tournament with 59-55 win over UNCW

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The University of Delaware men’s basketball team clinched their ticket to the big dance (NCAA Tournament) as the team defeated the University of North Carolina Wilmington Seahawks 59-55 in the CAA Finals. This is the second time in the program’s history that they are the kings of the CAA, the first time was in the 2014 season.

Redshirt freshman Jyare Davis was the leading scorer for the Blue Hens in the win as he scored 18 points. Davis was named MVP of the CAA Tournament.

Three other Blue Hens players who scored in double digits were sophomore forward Andrew Carr (17), junior guard Jameer Nelson Jr. (10), and fifth-year guard Ryan Allen (10).

Fifth-year guard Kevin Anderson, Carr, and Davis all earned a spot on the CAA All-Tournament team.

Delaware had the advantage in multiple categories in this game, which included points in the paint (34-18), fast-break points (5-3), second-chance points (16-9), rebounds (42-32), steals (9-6), and assists (8-5).

Blue Hens also had the advantage in shooting as well, with the team shooting 39%% (22-56) and with UNCW shooting 37% (20-54). 

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