UNCW 79, CofC 53

In an utterly dominant second-half performance, UNCW shot 65.4% (17-of-26) from the field en route to a 79-53 slaughter.

UNCW’s seniors led the way, just as they have all season. Cedrick Williams posted a 19-13 double-double, tying teammate Freddie Jackson for the game-high 19 points. Charleston had no answer for UNCW’s precise cuts to the hoop.

Charleston shot 32.8% on the game. Joe Chealey led CofC with 12 points, 11 of which came in the first half. Freshman Cameron Johnson hit a trio of 3-pointers in the second half.

There’s not much to say about this one. UNCW made it look easy. The Seahawks come to play every time they take the floor. We can’t expect them to shoot 53.4% each game, but when their defense is up to its usual standard, they can beat a lot of teams when they’re hitting in the low-40s.

UNCW will face the winner of Northeastern-Delaware in Sunday’s 5:00 game.


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