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Cacok pulls in a pair of NBA G League honors

Devontae Cacok (15) during UNCW's Senior Night matchup with Hofstra on Feb. 16, 2019.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

July 1, 2020

In terms of impacts, former UNC Wilmington standout Devontae Cacok cemented a large one during his time in the Port City. Now, he is on track to do the same thing in South Bay as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers’ G League affiliate. It was announced last week that Cacok was the recipient of two...

UNCW, ECU set to resume rivalry in 2020-21 season

Jaylen Sims (30) dribbles up court during UNCW's 95-86 win against East Carolina on Nov. 27, 2018.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

May 23, 2020

WILMINGTON — Along with newly-hired head coach Takayo Siddle, who served as an assistant at UNC Wilmington before leaving after the 2016-17 season, the Seahawk men’s basketball team is bringing back one of its several rivalries. After a one-season hiatus, UNCW is once again set to face East Carolina...

Jajuan Carr commits to UNCW

Jajuan Carr

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

March 29, 2020

WILMINGTON — After much consideration of the offers forwarded to him, Pender High School's Jajuan Carr seriously considered sitting out a year of college basketball while attending prep school. That was before UNC Wilmington's new head coach Takayo Siddle extended an offer his way. The senior point...

Men’s basketball preview: College of Charleston

Shykeim Phillips during UNCW's matchup with North Carolina on Nov. 8, 2019 at Trask Coliseum.

Erin Howard, Staff Writer

February 22, 2020

WILMINGTON — UNC Wilmington will look to sweep this season’s series against College of Charleston, following its first victory over the Cougars since 2017. The Seahawks stunned Charleston in their last meeting with a 72-70 victory fueled by a 17-point performance from freshman guard Shykeim Phil...

Women’s basketball preview: Towson and James Madison

GiGi Smith (5) during UNCW's contest against Delaware in Trask Coliseum on Feb. 24, 2019.

Erin Howard, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

WILMINGTON — UNC Wilmington will look to settle the score with two conference foes as it hits the road this weekend. The Seahawks will face Towson (10-11, 5-5) on Friday night in a Valentine’s Day showdown, then travel to James Madison (17-4, 8-2) for a Sunday matinee.   Towson When the ...

Dodd gets nod, earns CAA Rookie of the Week honors

Imajae Dodd during UNCW's matchup with N.C. Wesleyan on Nov. 19, 2019.

Zachary Kilby, Assistant Sports Editor

February 11, 2020

WILMINGTON – UNC Wilmington freshman Imajae Dodd’s dominant performance this past week against both Elon and William & Mary proved enough for the Seahawk big man to be named Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week.  The Snow Hill, N.C. native averaged seven points, 5.5 rebounds and...

Seahawks top Tribe in homecoming showdown

Ty Gadsden (0) attempts to shoot against a defender during UNCW's homecoming matchup against William & Mary on Feb. 8, 2020 at Trask Coliseum.

Erin Howard, Staff Writer

February 9, 2020

WILMINGTON — 26 fast-break points lifted UNC Wilmington past William & Mary for the 70-64 upset on homecoming night, Saturday in a packed Trask Coliseum.   The Seahawks snapped both an eight-game losing streak to the Tribe and their previous three-game losing streak, improving their reco...

Phoenix rise again: Seahawks drop nail-biter at Trask

Ty Gadsden (0) during UNCW's matchup with Elon on Feb. 6, 2020 at Trask Coliseum.

Zachary Kilby, Assistant Sports Editor

February 6, 2020

WILMINGTON – UNC Wilmington (7-18, 2-10 Colonial Athletic Association) sparked a late run in the second half to force the game to be decided in the final seconds. However, Marcus Sheffield put Elon (8-17, 4-8 CAA) on his back while pouring in a game high 18 points to complete the season sweep against...

Men’s basketball preview: Elon and William & Mary

Jaylen Sims in UNCW's home opener against Johnson & Wales.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

February 6, 2020

WILMINGTON — Coming off two tough road losses, UNC Wilmington makes its way back to Trask Coliseum where it remains for five of its last seven games. The Seahawks face a crucial weekend against Elon on Thursday and William & Mary on Saturday for a homecoming showdown — both teams UNCW lost to...

Rob Burke: The solution for UNCW basketball?

UNCW interim head coach Rob Burke talks to Jaylen Sims on the sideline during the Seahawks' matchup with Hofstra on Jan. 16, 2020

Zachary Kilby, Assistant Sports Editor

January 30, 2020

WILMINGTON – Interim head coach Rob Burke may be turning the tide for UNC Wilmington basketball this season, as the Seahawks (7-15, 2-7 CAA) have gone 2-1 under Burke’s command and look to build on this momentum.  After the firing of C.B. McGrath on Jan. 13, many thought the rest of this season w...

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