North Carolina Wilmington vs. Delaware 3/8/22 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 03/08/2022 at 9:34 AM ET

North Carolina Wilmington vs. Delaware 3/8/22 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

he CAA conference final is Tuesday night at Entertainment & Sports Arena in Washington, DC between the Delaware Blue Hens and the UNC Wilmington Seahawks. Delaware comes into the championship game riding a two game win streak including a 13 point win over top ranked Towson on Monday. Defensively Delaware stifled Towson holding the Tigers 31% shooting from the floor and 17.4% beyond the arc and forced 13 turnovers leading to the victory.

Kevin Anderson carried the Delaware offense scoring a team high 17 points on 4/10 shooting in 36 minutes on the floor. Juare Davis punched in a second best 14 points in 23 minutes and Jameer Nelson Jr. scored 11 points as the third starter in double figures. Dylan Painter added a team high 12 points in 23 minutes off the bench.

The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are riding a five game win streak heading into the championship game following a 3 point win over Charleston in semifinals. The UNC Wilmington defense was the difference in the semis holding Charleston a 38.3% shooting and forced 16 turnovers to pick up the win.

The Seahawks offense has three players averaging double figures this season led by Jaylen Sims scoring a team high 16 points per game to go along with a team high 5.7 rebounds and team leading 2.3 assists. Mike Okauru is second on the team scoring 12.7 points and Shykeim Phillips 11.2 points as well.

The UNC Wilmington Seahawks have been one of the top teams in this conference all season and will finish the job Tuesday night. Look for the Wilmington line up to overwhelm Delaware from the full 40 minutes as the Seahawks rely on the better defense to win the title Tuesday night. Take UNC Wilmington to punch their ticket into the big dance as they win the conference tournament. Final Score Prediction, UNCW Wilmington wins 70-65.

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