College Basketball

State hoops roundup (Feb. 23): UNCW beats Towson, 83-78, to clinch CAA regular-season title

C.J. Bryce scored 28 points on 11-for-16 shooting, Devontae Cacok had 11 points and 10 rebounds, and UNC Wilmington clinched the Colonial Athletic Association regular-season title with an 83-78 victory over Towson on Thursday night.

UNCW (25-5, 14-3) scored on seven straight possessions, capped by Denzel Ingram's long 3-pointer for a 75-67 lead with 1:28 left.


Arnaud William Adala Moto led Towson (19-11, 11-6) with a career-high 33 points along with six rebounds. Mike Morsell added 12 points. The Tigers will be the third seed in next week's conference tournament, following losses by William & Mary and Elon.

LIU-Brooklyn 62, Mount St. Mary's 58: Iverson Fleming scored 21 points and the host Blackbirds (19-11, 12-5 Northeast Conference) beat the Mountaineers (15-15, 13-4).


LIU-Brooklyn has won five straight and pulled a game behind Mount St. Mary's in the conference standings.

Miles Wilson (Mount Saint Joseph) scored 11 points to lead Mount St. Mary's.

The Mountaineers would clinch the No. 1 seed in the NEC tournament with a win over St. Francis Brooklyn on Saturday or an LIU Brooklyn loss at Wagner.

If LIU and the Mount end up tied for the top spot, the Mount would be the No. 1 seed if Saint Francis (Pa.) defeats Fairleigh Dickinson on Saturday. If FDU wins that game, LIU Brooklyn would be the top seed.


Stony Brook 51, UMBC 37: The host Seawolves (12-16, 5-10 America East) halted a six-game winning streak by the Retrievers (15-13, 10-5).

UMBC's Laura Castaldo had 13 points.