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CAA welcomes three newcomers to conference

Bailey Swogger, Contributing Writer January 30, 2022
On Tuesday, the Colonial Athletic Association announced the addition of three new schools to the conference. Hampton University, Monmouth University and Stony Brook University will put the CAA at 12 members starting July 1, 2022 following the departure of James Madison University.
Jaylen Sims during UNCWs matchup with Northeastern on Jan. 27, 2022 inside Trask Coliseum (Zachary Kilby)

The halftime talk that helped put UNCW one step closer to history

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor January 28, 2022

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – UNCW (13-5, 7-0 Colonial Athletic Association) found themselves in an unfamiliar position for a large part of Thursday’s contest against Northeastern (6-14, 0-9 CAA). They...

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

Siddle follows ninth straight win with sincere, heartfelt interview

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor January 24, 2022

BOSTON, Massachusetts – As if UNCW’s ninth consecutive win Monday night was not remarkable enough, Head Coach Takayo Siddle proved to everyone why this team will hold a special place in the hearts...

Shykeim Phillips during UNCWs matchup with Charleston on Jan. 12, 2022 inside Trask Coliseum (Zachary Kilby)

Hawks win eighth straight in OT thriller

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor January 22, 2022

TOWSON, Maryland – Nearly midway through the second half, UNCW Head Coach Takayo Siddle wrote a single word on his board that would help ignite a spark in the Seahawk huddle. “TOUGH.” Not only...

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...

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