Elon at UNC Wilmington 3/6/22 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 03/06/2022 at 12:41 AM ET

The Elon Phoenix will be in Washington, DC Sunday afternoon for a CAA Conference Tournament first round matchup against the UNCW Seahawks. Elon comes into the conference tournament with only ten wins in 31 games played riding a two game win streak after a 13 point win over Northeastern. Defensively Elon dominated Northeastern holding the Huskies to 34.5% shooting and forced 12 turnovers to pick up the win.

The Elon offense shot the ball well against Northeastern converting on 42.4% of their shots and 33.3% from beyond the arc to score 30 + points in each half. Hunter McIntosh carried the Elon offense scoring 21 points on 8 of 17 shooting in 38 minutes on the floor. Darius Burford added a second best 15 points in 22 minutes on the floor.

The UNC Wilmington Seahawks come into the conference tournament as one of the top teams in the conference riding a three game win streak after a 69-62 win over Delaware to end the season. Shykeim Phillips carried the UNCW offense posting a team high 16 points in 37 minutes. Jaylen Sims and James Baker chipped in 12 points each.

Offensively this season UNC Wilmington has averaged 71.1 points per game on 41.8% shooting as a team. Jaylen Sims leads the Seahawks offense as one of three players averaging double figures scoring 15.7 points per game to go along with a team high 2.3 assists. Mike Okauru is second on the team averaging 12.8 points and Shykeim Phillips chips in a third best 11.3.


UNC Wilmington is by far the better team in this matchup and will dominate from the opening tip. Look for the Seahawks to control every aspect of this game over a below average Elon  team leading to the wind. Take UNC Wilmington to get the win and cover to advance in the conference tournament. Final Score Prediction, UNCW wins and covers 77-66.

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