William & Mary Game Day Information

Date | Time

 March 13th | 2 p.m.

Venue (Location/Capacity)

 Show Place Arena (Upper Marlboro, Md./4,500)

Tickets

 CAA Ticket Office

Tournament Central 

 CAA Tournament Central

Online

 Live Stats | Streaming Video (CAA.tv)

Social Media

 Facebook ( UNCWsports.com) Twitter (Team | UNCWAthletics)

UNCW Team Information

 Team Site | Game Notes | Records Book

W&M Team Information

 Team site | Game Notes | Records Book

WILMINGTON, North Carolina - The UNCW women’s basketball team opens the 2014 CAA Women’s Basketball Championship Thursday with a first-round contest against William & Mary at Show Place Arena.

 

Tip off for the matchup between the Seahawks and Tribe is set for 2 p.m. Live stats and streaming video are available for the game. They can be accessed by clicking on the respective links at the top of the page.

 

Thursday’s contest begins UNCW’s 30th appearance in the CAA Women’s Basketball Championship. UNCW, who has posted a 16-29 record in its 29 previous appearances, has never won the championship, but has advanced to the finals twice (2000, 2002) and has made a total of eight appearances in the semifinals, including a trip to the semifinals in two of the past three seasons (2011 & 2012).

 

The Seahawks (4-26) closed out the regular season with an 85-77 setback at College of Charleston on March 5. Freshman Brie Mobley, the CAA’s Rookie-of-the-Week, poured in a career-high 29 points and junior Kelva Atkins added 21 to pace a UNCW lineup that shot 40.6 percent from the floor and established a new season-high for points. Freshman Ryan Flowers joined the duo in double figures with 14 points and also grabbed a team-best eight rebounds. 

 

William & Mary (8-20) begins postseason play playing some of its best basketball of the season as it wrapped up the regular season with wins in three of its last five contests. Freshman Marlena Tremba leads the Tribe in scoring (13.3) while senior Katlin Mathieu paces the team in rebounding (6.7) while ranking second in scoring (11.1). Juniors Jazmen Boone (2.8) and Kyla Kerstetter (2.1) rank 1-2 in the league in steals to pace William & Mary lineup that leads the league in steals per game (10.9).

 

Thursday’s game marks the 63rd meeting between UNCW and William & Mary in a series that dates back to the 1981-82 season. The Tribe holds a 32-30 edge in the series, but the Seahawks have won nine of the last 11 meetings, including a 60-59 victory at Trask Coliseum on Jan. 23.

 

The first-round contest will also serve as only the second meeting between the two programs in postseason play. The Tribe posted a 78-63 victory over the Seahawks in the first round of the 1997 edition of the tournament, held at the Richmond Coliseum.

 

The winner of Thursday’s contest will advance to the quarterfinals, where they will face top-seed James Madison Friday at Noon.