|Women's Basketball Preview: George Mason|
WILMINGTON, North Carolina - The No. 9 seed UNCW women's basketball team begins its quest for the program's first Colonial Athletic Association tournament title Thursday as it opens the 2013 CAA Women's Basketball Championship, presented by Jani King, with a Noon first-round contest against No. 8 seed George Mason.
The winner of Thursday's contest will advance to the quarterfinals, where they will face No. 1 seed Delaware in a Noon matchup Friday.
UNCW closed out the regular season with a 68-64 victory at Northeastern on Saturday.
Scouting George Mason
Series Notes Versus George Mason
The Seahawks are 53-0 since the start of the 2002-03 campaign when limiting the opposition to 50 points or less.
UNCW is 70-8 (.897) since the start of the 2000-01 campaign when it scores 70 or more points in a contest.
Getting Off To a Good Start important for UNCW
The Seahawks are 68-23 (.747) since the start of the 2007-08 season when leading at halftime.
UNCW has benefitted from building big leads in recent years as it is a combined 69-8 (.896) since the start of the 2007-08 season when it holds a lead of 10 points or more during a contest.
Boston 3-Party Leads To School Record
UNCW established a new program mark for made 3-pointers in a contest as they knocked down 12 shots from beyond the arc in its 68-64 victory at Northeastern on March 9.
According to research conducted by the athletic communications department at St. John's University, UNCW Head Coach Adell Harris is one of the youngest Division I head coaches in the country.
Freeman, Lee Making Their Way Up school's Three-Point Chart
Senior Tawanna Lee and redshirt junior Jessica Freeman are both making their way up the school's career three-point field goals made chart.
Hail To the Thief
Junior guard Jessica Freeman is rapidly moving up the program's top 10 list of career steals leaders.
The 20-20 Club
Senior Karneshia Garrett joined an exclusive club with her performance against Georgia State on Feb. 17.
Garrett Gains Entry Onto Single-season Rebounding List
Senior Karneshia Garrett enters the CAA Women's Basketball Championship in a tie for fifth place on the program's single season rebounding chart.
Garrett Receives CAA Honor
UNCW senior forward Karneshia Garrett was named CAA Co-Player-of-the-Week on Feb. 18.
Harris, McGowen Reunited
When UNCW Head Coach Adell Harris took over the Seahawks program last May, she was already familiar with one player on her new roster from her time at Tusculum College.
Seahawks Tabbed Seventh, Garrett Preseason Honorable Mention
UNCW was picked to finish seventh overall during the upcoming 2012-13 season and senior forward Karneshia Garrett was a Honorable Mention Preseason All-CAA selection.