The UNCW men built an early lead and never looked back, as the Seahawks moved on to the second round of the CAA Tournament with a 93-86 win over Elon Saturday night in North Charleston, SC.
UNCW is the 10th and lowest seed in the conference playoff, but played perhaps one of its best games of the season in the upset of the 7th seeded Phoenix.
Jeantal Cylla led the Seahawks with 23 points. Devontae Cacok added 16 points and 12 rebounds.
C.B. McGrath’s team shot 53.2 percent from the field, including 40.9 percent from behind the three-point arc.
UNCW moves on to the quarterfinal round Sunday to take on No. 2 seed Northeastern. The game is scheduled to tip at 6 p.m. The Huskies won both games between the teams in the regular season.