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Siddle named UNCW men’s basketball head coach

Takayo Siddle

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

March 13, 2020

WILMINGTON — The UNC Wilmington men’s basketball program has named N.C. State assistant Takayo Siddle head coach of the program following the Seahawks’ 10-22 finish to the 2019-2020 season. Siddle served as an assistant under former UNCW head coach Kevin Keatts during his time in the Port City...

UNCW downed by Drexel in CAA tournament

Marten Linssen attempts to go up for a shot during UNCW's matchup with N.C. Wesleyan on Nov. 19, 2019.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

March 8, 2020

WASHINGTON D.C. — UNC Wilmington’s hopes of running the table were cut short on Saturday night following a 66-55 loss to Drexel (14-19, 6-12 Colonial Athletic Association) on Saturday evening in the first round of the 2020 CAA tournament. The Seahawks (10-22, 5-13 CAA) had high hopes heading into...

Phillips earns CAA rookie honors for third time

Shykeim Phillips goes in for a layup during UNCW's matchup with N.C. Wesleyan on Nov. 19, 2019.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

March 3, 2020

WILMINGTON – Point guard Shykeim Phillips wrangled in Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week honors for the third time this season.   The freshman put up an average 16 points, four and a half rebounds and four assists in a 1-1 finish last week. The Seahawks handled Drexel with ...

Seahawks fall to Blue Hens in season finale

Marten Linssen battles Delaware defenders during UNCW's matchup with the Blue Hens on Feb. 29, 2020 at Trask Coliseum.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

March 1, 2020

WILMINGTON — After winning three of its last five games, UNC Wilmington (10-21, 5-13 Colonial Athletic Association) was unable to muster up a win to close the regular season. Delaware (21-10, 11-7 CAA) capitalized on a sloppy second half from the Seahawks to walk out of Trask Coliseum with an 82-65...

UNCW keeps hot streak alive in win over Drexel

Shykeim Phillips (2) and Mike Okauru (4) during UNCW's matchup with Drexel on Feb. 27, 2020

Zachary Kilby, Assistant Sports Editor

February 28, 2020

WILMINGTON – “Hire Burke" chants echoed through Trask Coliseum as UNC Wilmington (10-20, 5-12 Colonial Athletic Association) racked up a 76-65 win over Drexel (13-17, 6-11 CAA) on Thursday night.  “Burke is the coach that everyone wants to play for right now,” said freshman Shykeim Phillip...

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...

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...

Seahawks shock rival Cougars in Charleston

Shykeim Phillips during UNCW’s matchup with College of Charleston on Jan. 25, 2020 at TD Arena

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

January 25, 2020

Charleston, S.C. — In its first road test since the firing of head coach C.B. McGrath on Jan. 13, UNC Wilmington (7-15, 2-7 CAA) knocked off rival College of Charleston (12-9, 6-3 CAA) 72-70 on Saturday at TD Arena. It was the second win in a row for the Seahawks who did not win a game from late...

Seahawks make progress in loss to Hofstra

UNCW interim head coach Rob Burke during the Seahawks' matchup against Hofstra on Jan. 16, 2020.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

January 17, 2020

WILMINGTON — To see UNC Wilmington in action tonight, the idea that head coach C.B. McGrath was fired earlier this week would not have crossed your mind.  Interim head coach Rob Burke had three days to mentally prepare his newly acquired Seahawks for action against Hofstra (14-5, 5-1 Colonial At...

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