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Jaylen Sims game-winning shot against JMU on Jan. 20, 2022 (Cathy Kushner/JMU Athletics)

Sims hits buzzer-beater for seventh consecutive win

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor January 20, 2022

HARRISONBURG, Virginia – Jaylen Sims came into Thursday’s showdown with James Madison leading his team in scoring, averaging over 20 points in his last three games. So, if you’re Head Coach Takayo...

Trazarien Whites slam dunk during UNCWs matchup with Coastal Carolina on Nov. 18, 2021 inside Trask Coliseum (Davis Kirk)

MBB Preview: UNCW vs JMU

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor January 19, 2022
WILMINGTON, North Carolina – One must wonder how many scoops of ice cream UNCW Head Coach Takayo Siddle and his players have consumed so far this season. Questions such as this come to mind after the Hawks notched its sixth straight win Monday night heading into the middle part of a four-game road trip. So far, no team in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) has been able to figure out this surprising Seahawk squad. Home or away, UNCW has risen to the occasion and given its fanbase something to be happy about.
Mike Okauru during UNCWs matchup with Charleston on Jan. 17, 2022 (Bridget Connors)

Hawks score season-high to secure sixth straight win

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor January 17, 2022

CHARLESTON, South Carolina – Make it six wins in a row for UNCW men’s basketball (9-5, 3-0 Colonial Athletic Association) and suddenly this is a team that finds itself in sole possession of first place...

Jaylen Sims during UNCWs matchup with Elon on Jan. 12, 2022 at Trask Coliseum.

How UNCW MBB is proving the experts wrong

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor January 12, 2022

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Well, well, well, how the tides have turned. Three months ago, coaches and media members had UNCW men’s basketball finishing the 2021-22 season second to last in the...

Jaylen Sims driving to the basket in UNCWs matchup with Norfolk State on Dec. 1, 2021 in Trask Coliseum (Davis Kirk).

Close, but no cigar for Sims and Seahawks

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor December 2, 2021

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – UNCW senior guard Jaylen Sims finished with 12 points in Wednesday night’s 74-69 loss to Norfolk State. But Seahawk fans really wish he could have made it 14. UNCW...

UNCW during its matchup with Illinois State on Nov. 9, 2021 (Cameron Smithwick)

Seahawks set to begin Zootown Classic

Bailey Swogger, Contributing Writer November 24, 2021
UNCW men’s basketball will play three consecutive games Nov. 24-26 as part of the Zootown Classic in Missoula, Montana. The three-day stretch will consist of games against Southern Miss (2-2), Montana (2-2), and UC San Diego (4-0).
Trazarien White during UNCWs matchup with Coastal Carolina inside Trask Coliseum on Nov. 18, 2021 (Davis Kirk).

White Hot: Hawks soar past Chants in front of packed crowd

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor November 19, 2021

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – After Trazarien White threw down a monstrous alley-oop lob from Mike Okauru with 1:43 remaining in regulation, one thing was for certain… Teal Nation was alive and well...

Mike Okauru during UNCWs matchup with Pittsburgh on Nov. 26, 2021 (Cameron Smithwick).

Seahawks rally falls short against Panthers

Bailey Swogger, Contributing Writer November 17, 2021

UNCW men’s basketball (1-2) fell just short in Tuesday night's matchup against Pittsburgh (1-2), despite a valiant second-half effort. After trailing by 15 early in the second-half, UNCW managed to...

Jaylen Fornes shooting a free throw during UNCWs game against Illinois State on Nov. 9, 2021 (Cameron Smithwick)

MBB surrenders 15-point lead in opening night loss

Bailey Swogger, Contributing Writer November 10, 2021

UNCW men’s basketball (0-1) let Tuesday's season-opener slip away as they suffered a 68-63 loss at Illinois State. With just five minutes left in the first half, the Seahawks held a 27-12 lead over...

Dec 18, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA;  The UNC Wilmington Seahawks womens basketball team plays the Pittsburgh Panthers at the Petersen Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire

UNCW WBB welcomes newcomers and prepares for the season

Kiley Woods, Staff Writer October 29, 2021
UNCW women’s basketball will welcome ten newcomers in 2021-22 after rostering 13 total players last season.
UNCW men’s basketball

UNCW MBB: The ‘Bugatti’ of college basketball

Bailey Swogger, Contributing Writer October 23, 2021
"We play hard, tough, smart, and together,” Siddle said. “We are 10 deep with guys that can really score the basketball. We want to score 80-90 points per game so there will be a lot of threes, dunks, and pressing. I like to call this team the Bugatti of college basketball, which is one of the fastest cars in the world. Buckle your seatbelts and enjoy the ride."
Alec Oglesby during a UNCW mens basketball practice.

Three notable matchups for upcoming men’s basketball season

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor August 13, 2021

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – The UNCW men’s basketball team released its 2021-2022 schedule Wednesday afternoon. After a 7-10 record in the shortened 2019-2020 campaign, Takayo Siddle will look to...

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