March 4, 2012; Richmond, VA USA; Virginia Commonwealth Rams players hug during a stoppage in play against the George Mason Patriots in the second half of their semifinal game of the 2012 Colonial Athletic Association Tournament at the Richmond Coliseum. The Rams won 74-64. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

CAA Tournament 2012: VCU Holds On, Beats Drexel 59-56 To Win CAA Title

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George Mason Won't Accept Bid To CBI Or CIT Tournaments If Left Out Of NIT

George Mason athletic director Tom O'Conner announced Wednesday that the George Mason men's basketball team would not accept a bid from the two lower tier College Basketball tournaments, the College Basketball Invitational or the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT). The reason for not wanting to participate in either tournament is financial according to O'Conner.

Given the fact that the last time the Patriots were in the CIT they blew a 25-point lead to Fairfield, this may not be a bad idea, but this decision would also deprive George Mason from playing against other competition they normally wouldn't play.

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2012 CAA Tournament Title: VCU Wins Automatic NCAA Tournament Bid, Will Drexel Get An Invite?

Thoughts from courtside of a memorable CAA Tournament final in Richmond.

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2012 CAA Championship Game: VCU Holds On To Defeat Drexel, 59-56

The Virginia Commonwealth Rams are dancing once again. VCU captured the 2012 CAA tournament championship on Monday night with a 59-56 win over the no.1 seeded Drexel Dragons. The Rams jumped all over George Mason on Sunday, and they raced out early yet again in the title game. Shaka Smart has had his team ready to play all week long in Richmond, and the Rams closed out the first half to take a 16-point lead into the locker room.

Much like Mason, Drexel would chip away at the lead throughout the second half and get within one with ten seconds to play. But Troy Daniels would hit his two free-throws to push the VCU lead back to three. A Frantz Massenat three-pointer would hit the back of the iron and VCU would pull down the rebound to seal the title and automatic berth to the big dance.

Bradford Burgess had an off-night, hitting just two of nine attempts from the floor and going 0 for three from behind the arc. Darius Theus was there to pick up some of the scoring slack for Smart's club, and despite a bad late turnover, had a spectacular all-around floor game. The junior from Portsmouth led the Rams with 16 points but also had five assists and five steals.

Damion Lee, the outstanding freshman from Baltimore, lead the Dragons with a game-high 20 points and started the comeback in the second half. The Dragons hit 13 of 14 from the charity stripe to get it close but VCU came up with the stops when it mattered most.

Squarely on the bubble as a mid-major, Drexel will now have to sweat out Selection Sunday while the Rams sit comfortably awaiting their seed and region.

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2012 CAA Championship Game: VCU Jumps Out To 35-19 Lead At The Half

The Virginia Commonwealth Rams jumped out to big first half lead over Drexel in the CAA Conference Championship game on Monday night. The Rams finished the first half leading by a score of 35-19.

Darius Theus leads the Rams with 10 points, hitting five of six field goal attempts. Theus is one of five players with at least two rebounds in the first half.

Shooting has been a big problem for Drexel. They are shooting slightly less than 27 percent from the field, hitting just seven of 26 shots in the first half. Frantz Massenat leads the Dragons with eight points.

The Rams are riding high after holding off a George Mason comeback on Sunday. That game put VCU in the championship. VCU is one half away from claiming the CAA crown. If they win, their next game will be in the NCAA Tournament.

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2012 CAA Championship Game: VCU Vs. Drexel TV Schedule

The VCU Rams have a shot at the CAA Tournament title and the Conference's automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament when they face Drexel tonight in a Nationally televised final game. VCU ousted George Mason in the semifinals to get to this game while Drexel got past Old Dominion.

These have been two of the best teams in the Conference all season long, but it doesn't seem like either one of them would be able to get an at-large bid into the Big Dance, so winning this game is the only way they will get an invitation. Lots on the line in Richmond tonight.

Here is all the information you need to find the game tonight.

Game Date/Time: Monday, March 5th, 7 p.m. ET

Venue: Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia

TV: ESPN, ESPN3

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CAA Tournament 2012: Bracket, Schedule And More

The Rams of VCU managed to hold off a late charge by George Mason yesterday in the CAA tournament semifinal, earning a date with Drexel today which will decide the Conference Championship and the automatic bid to the upcoming NCAA Tournament.

Drexel has been the class of the CAA all season long, they have a 16-2 Conference record and a 27-5 record overall. These two teams have met once this year and Drexel was able to get 64-58 win at home. Frantz Massenat of Drexel scored a career high 24 on 7-10 shooting and a ridiculous 4-4 from beyond the arch. The Rams should have a much easier time today because the game will be played in Richmond, Virginia. If they can up their defense a little bit form their last meeting, the home crowd might be able to spur them on to a win and a spot in the NCAA Tournament.

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George Mason Vs. VCU Recap: Patriots Comeback Falls Short As Rams Advance To CAA Championship Game

George Mason nearly pulled off an incredible comeback in the semifinals of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament semifinals but huge early deficit was simply too much to overcome on Sunday night. The VCU Rams hit their free-throws down the stretch to hang on for a 74-64 win over the Patriots. GMU trailed by as many as 28 points in the first half, but slowly chipped away at the VCU lead to cut it to six with under four minutes to play to make it interesting.

Conference Player of the Year Ryan Pearson had his most quiet game of the season, adding only six points on just three attempts from the field. His senior partner in the front court Mike Morrison picked up some of the slack, having perhaps his best game of the year. He finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds but it was not enough

Bradford Burgess led VCU with 20 points, hitting five three pointers and pacing the early run that put them out in front by more than 20 points. The Rams move on to the CAA title game, where they will face a Drexel team that is the No. 1 seed and playing great basketball this week in Richmond.

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George Mason Vs. VCU Score Update: Mason Falls Behind By 28 Points Early, But Cuts It To 16 At Half

It was an ugly first half for the George Mason Patriots, but not nearly as ugly as the halftime score would indicate. The Patriots fell behind 22-0 to start the game and were down 32-4 just nine minutes into the first half. But GMU went on a 17-5 run late to get it as close as 16 points, giving themselves at least a chance in the final twenty minutes. The run came with CAA Player of the Year Ryan Pearson on the bench for a significant portion. Pearson has more turnovers than points in the first half, scoring just one bucket so far. His frontcourt-mate Mike Morrison picked up the slack, scoring 12 points and grabbing six boards to get Mason back within striking distance.

The Rams had no issues on the offensive end, hitting on all cylinders to race out to those 32 points in just nine minutes. They finished the half eight of 13 from behind the arc, for an amazing 62 percent from three-point range. Bradford Burgess and Troy Daniels lead the Rams with 11 points each.

The Patriots will have to hope the Rams continue to cool off to cut the lead to single digits. It would be an incredible comeback if they can pull it off.

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Drexel Vs. Old Dominion Recap: Dragons Advance To CAA Championship Game

The Drexel Dragons cruised into the Colonial Athletic Association championship game with a 68-51 win over Old Dominion. The Monarchs are not shy to launch from three-point range, and they got by yesterday with nearly 90 points but it was a different story on Sunday. ODU shot just 17 percent from behind the arc and only 33 percent from the floor. Kent Bazemore, who dominated Delaware in the quarterfinals, was a woeful six of 20 from the floor and put up a bagel from downtown.

Bruiser Flint's team continued its run to the dance with suffocating defense. The Dragons were cold from outside as well, hitting just 35 percent which included a one for seven performance from conference player of the year runner-up Frantz Massenat. The sophomore from Jersey was well behind Ryan Pearson in the voting, but he put up twenty against ODU in an off-day from the field. Damion Lee picked up some of the slack for Drexel, hitting three three-pointers from outside and finishing with 17 points.

Drexel will now face the winner of the VCU and George Mason grudge match in the title game on Monday night in Richmond.

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2012 CAA Tournament Semifinals, Drexel Vs. Old Dominion Score Update: Drexel Holds 27-17 Lead At Halftime

In a defensive struggle, the Drexel Dragons hold a 27-17 over the Old Dominion Monarchs in the first CAA Tournament semifinal game of the day.

The Dragons have held the Monarchs to just 26 percent shooting from the floor, but Old Dominion has not helped themselves by making just 1-of-6 foul shots. Frantz Massenat has also put in a good first half effort with eight points.

Drexel has been firing up three pointers, making just 4-of-18. Look for them to try and get the ball inside more in the second half.

Chris Fouch leads all scorers with nine points. No one on Old Dominion has scored more than four points.

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CAA Tournament 2012 Semifinals, VCU Vs. George Mason: Game Time, TV Schedule And More

The second seminfinal matchup on Sunday at the 2012 CAA Tournament will see the Virginia Commonwealth Rams take on the George Mason Patriots, the CAA's version of the Hatfields and the McCoys.

VCU and George Mason met twice during the regular season, with each team winning on their home floor. The Patriots eeked out a win at the Patriot Center, while the Rams won by 12 in Richmond. In that victory, VCU went to the free throw line an astonishing 47 times.

Game Date/Time: Saturday, March 4th, 4:30 p.m. ET

Venue: Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia

TV: Comcast Sportsnet, ESPN3

The victor will face the winner of the first semifinal contest between Drexel and Old Dominion.

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CAA Tournament 2012 Semifinals, Drexel Vs. Old Dominion: Game Time, TV Schedule And More

The third day of the 2012 CAA Tournament is semifinal Sunday, and the first matchup of the day will seethe top-seeded Drexel Dragons take on the Old Dominion Monarchs. The Dragons hold the second-longest winning streak in the country behind only Kentucky.

Drexel and Old Dominion played just one week ago, with the Dragons escaping 73-72 in Norfolk. The Monarchs advanced to the semifinal round via a 88-74 victory over the Delaware Blue Hens. Drexel withstood a first half charge from UNC-Wilmington and advanced via a 59-47 victory.

Game Date/Time: Sunday, March 4th, 2 p.m. ET

Venue: Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia

TV: Comcast Sportsnet, ESPN3

The victor will face the winner of the second second semifinal contest between VCU and George Mason.

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2012 CAA Tournament Bracket And Schedule Update

The 2012 CAA tournament continues on Sunday with two semifinal match ups. The first game of the day pits Old Dominion against Drexel at 2:00 p.m. ET in Richmond. Old Dominion made it to the semifinals after defeating Delaware handedly on Saturday afternoon. Drexel also handled UNCW on Saturday, but the Dragons bested Old Dominion in their last match up a week ago by just one point.

In the late game of the day in the semifinal round of the CAA tournament, George Mason will take on VCU tipping off at 4:30 p.m. for the right to face the winner of the early match up in the CAA tournament finals. Mason beat Georgia State on Saturday, but the last time they faced off against VCU to close out the regular season the Rams handled the Patriots with a 12-point victory. The two teams split the season series however, so what a better way to decide the rubber match than the chance at the conference finals.

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Georgia State Vs. George Mason Final: Patriots Score Late Layup To Win 61-59

Third-seeded George Mason got a scare, but thanks to a layup by Byron Allen with 3.4 seconds left they were able to survive and defeat Georgia State 61-59 in the final quarterfinal game of the 2012 CAA Tournament Saturday night in Richmond.

The Panthers led for most of the game, but George Mason was finally able to take the lead thanks to a late second-half surge. Sherrod Wright played a pivotal role in the Patriots comeback, scoring all 10 of his points late in the contest. Georgia State managed to tie the game at 59 thanks to a steal and layup by James Fields, but Allen's drive sealed the deal for the Patriots. Mike Morrison led George Mason with 12 points, while James Fields paced the Panthers with 15.

Next up for the Patriots (24-8, 14-4 CAA) will be a showdown with second-seeded VCU in the semifinals. This will be the third meeting between these rivals, and after splitting their two encounters earlier this season each team is looking forward to winning the rubber match and keeping their respective NCAA tourney hopes alive.

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Georgia State Vs. George Mason Score Update: Patriots Trail 30-25 At Halftime Of CAA Quarterfinal

No. 3 seed George Mason has rallied from an 11-point first half deficit, but still trails Georgia State 30-25 at halftime in the final quarterfinal game of the 2012 CAA Tournament Saturday night in Richmond.

The No. 6 seed Panthers ripped off a 16-4 run over a period of 4:46 midway through the first half and took a 22-11 lead with 9:39 remaining before halftime on a three-pointer by Devonta White. But that was as big as Georgia State's lead got, as the Patriots began chipping away behind an energetic cameo by Vaughn Gray. George Mason reduced their deficit to three points on two occasions shortly before halftime, but Tony Kimbro Jr.'s tip-in with a minute to go provided the halftime margin.

Mike Morrison leads all scorers with eight points for George Mason, with Gray (5 points) the next-highest scorer. Rashaad Richardson leads Georgia State with seven points, while James Fields has six points off the bench and White has followed up with five.

The winner of this game will play VCU in the semifinals after the second-seeded Rams defeated Northeastern 75-65 earlier Saturday.

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Northeastern Vs. VCU Final Score: Rams Win 75-65

A tied game at the half, VCU was able to pull away late to score a 75-65 win over Northeastern and advance to the second-round of the CAA men's basketball tournament. After a low-scoring first half, the Rams were able to outlast the Huskies behind the bench production of Rob Brandenberg and Treveon Graham.

Brandenberg and Treveon Graham provided the Rams with the offensive support they needed in the second half. Brandenberg finished with 19 points and drilled 3 out of his 5 three-point attempts, while Graham contributed 16 points. As a team VCU shot 45% from long range, converting on 9 of their 20 attempts. The performance of VCU's reserves helped them overcome a valiant effort by Northeastern (14-17, 9-9 CAA), who were led by Quincy Ford and Joel Smith, who each scored 17.

With the victory, VCU improved its overall record to 26-6, 15-3 in the CAA. The Rams will meet the winner of Georgia State-George Mason in the CAA Tournament Semifinals.

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Northeastern Vs. VCU Score Update: All Tied Up 26-26 At Halftime

The CAA men's basketball tournament continues on Saturday afternoon as Northeastern takes on VCU. The Huskies and the Rams are all tied up at halftime at 26, and VCU is trying to extend their three-game winning streak to four. Northeastern is hanging tough however, trying to pull the upset in the first-round of the tournament. Joel Smith already has nearly half the points for the Huskies, picking up 12 points in the first half.

VCU is having problems getting their offense going against the Huskies as they try to avoid the early first-round knock out. Treveon Graham leads the Rams in scoring off the bench at the half with just six points, but the Rams have three other players with at least 4 points. While it's a low scoring affair earlier, someone is going to have to take command for VCU if they want to make it out with a victory.

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Delaware Vs. Old Dominion Final Score: Monarchs Pull Away For 88-74 Win

The Old Dominion Monarchs led the Delaware Blue Hens by a score of 47-42 at halftime, but were able to put the pedal to the floor in the second half and run away with an 88-74 victory. The Monarchs defense stifled the Blue Hens in the second half, giving up just 32 points. Delaware's biggest offensive threat, Devon Saddler, had a good day however, ending up with 24 points while Jamelle Hagins ended the day with 12 points and 15 rebounds for a double-double.

For the Monarchs, Kent Bazemore ended the day just short of a double-double with 24 points and 9 rebounds on the afternoon while Old Dominion had four other players end up with double-digit points on the day. Donte Hill picked up 15 points, Chris Cooper added 13 points, Nick Wright added 12 points, and Dimitri Batten picked up 10 points off the bench.

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Delaware Vs. Old Dominion Score Update: Monarchs Lead 47-42 At Halftime

The Delaware Blue Hens and the Old Dominion Monarchs are squaring off in the quarterfinal round of the CAA conference tournament on Saturday afternoon. At halftime, the Monarchs hold the early 47-42 lead as Kent Bazemore leads the Monarchs in scoring with 15 points and six rebounds, while Donte Hill has added 10 points.

For the Blue Hens, they're only down by five points thanks in part to the play of Devon Saddler, who leads Delaware in scoring at the break with 12 points and Kyle Anderson picked up 9 points. Off the bench for Delaware, Jarvis Threatt has been able to add eight points, four assists and three rebounds.

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Drexel Vs. UNCW Final Score: Dragons Dominate Second Half, Defeat Seahawks 59-47

After being down early and leading by just five points at the half, the Drexel Dragons showed why they are the No. 1 seed in the 2012 CAA Tournament, dominating the UNC-Wilmington Seahawks in the second half on the way to a 59-47 quarterfinal victory.

Drexel had four players score in double figures, led by Chris Fouch with 14 points. Samme Givens and Frantz Massenhat chipped in 11 points each, with Damion Lee tallying 10 points. Drexel turned up the defensive pressure in the second half, clamping down on UNC-Wilmington offensive sets, and outscored the Seahawks by seven after halftime.

UNC-Wilmington was led by Donte Morales' 13 points and nine rebounds. Tanner Milson scored 11 for the Seahawks, and Keith Rendleman added 10. UNC-Wilmington was held to 34.7 percent shooting for the game.

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Drexel Vs. UNCW Score Update: Dragons Lead Seahawks 27-22 At The Half

The No. 9 seed UNC-Wilmington Seahawks came out fired up in the first quarterfinal Saturday at the 2012 CAA Tournament Championship, but the top-seeded Drexel Dragons withstood the opening charge to lead 27-22 at halftime.

Chris Fouch has led the Dragons with 12 points on five of 10 shooting from the floor. Fouch has tossed in two rebounds and two steals as well in the first half. Drexel has shot 40.7 percent from the floor as a team, but have made just two of 12 three point attempts.

UNC-Wilmington has been led by Keith Rendleman, who has tallied seven points. The Seahawks have outrebounded the Dragons16-10 in the first half.

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CAA Tournament 2012: Second Round Bracket, Schedule And More

The first round of the 2012 CAA Tournament is in the books, with no real surprises occurring on Friday in Richmond. Saturday sees the league's top seeds take the floor for the first time, with the evening's nightcap between No. 6 seed Georgia State and No. 3 seed George Mason looking like the juiciest matchup on paper.

Second round bracket and schedule below:

Second Round, Saturday, March 3:

Noon: (9) UNC-Wilmington vs. (1) Drexel Dragons

2:30 p.m.: (5) Delaware vs. (4) Old Dominion Monarchs

6 p.m.: (7) Northeastern vs. (2) Va. Commonwealth Rams

8:30 p.m.: (6) Georgia State vs. (3) George Mason Patriots

The winners of Saturday's early games will meet at 2:00 p.m. Sunday in one semifinal matchup, while the victors of the late second round games will square off at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The 2012 CAA Championship game will be played Monday night, March 5 at 7:00 p.m.

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Hofstra Vs. Georgia State Recap: Panthers Roll Past Pride, Set To Face George Mason

In the final game of day one at the Colonial Athletic Association conference tournament, the Georgia State Panthers rolled to a 35-point win over Hofstra. The Pride were just 3-15 in the conference this season and presented little challenge for GSU, which now goes one to face George Mason on Saturday night.

Eric Buckner led the Panthers with a double-double performance, scoring 21 points and grabbing 11 boards. He was a perfect seven for seven from the field, which sets up a nice clash Saturday night against newly named conference Player of the Year, Ryan Pearson. In their only matchup this season, the Patriots beat GSU by just three points way back in early January in Fairfax. As a team, the Panthers pounded the glass to out-rebound Hofstra by 16. Pearson and Mike Morrison will have to be ready to do battle in the paint, as Paul Hewitt looks for some March magic in his first foray at the tournament in Richmond.

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William & Mary Vs. Northeastern Final Score: Huskies Survive Scare From Tribe For 57-49 Victory

Although it was a lot closer than expected, the Northeastern Huskies survived the first round of the CAA tournament, defeating the William & Mary Tribe, 57-49.

Although the Tribe put up a 39.6 field goal percentage to the Huskies' 34 percent, Northeastern won the game at the foul line, making 20-of-33 foul shots to William & Mary's 5-of-10 mark.

Quincy Ford led the way for the Huskies with 18 points and 7 rebounds. Two other Huskies reached double figures, with Jonathan Lee scoring 11 points and Joel Smith scoring 10 points.

For William and Mary, Tim Rusthoven led the way with 12 points, while Marcus Thornton came off the bench to score 10 points.

Northeastern will now move on to the quarterfinals of the CAA Tournament to play VCU tomorrow. Tip is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

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Delaware Vs. Towson Final Score: Blue Hens Eliminate Tigers, 72-65

The Towson Tigers saw their 2011-2012 campaign come to an end with yet another loss, falling 72-65 to the Delaware Blue Hens in the first round of the CAA tournament in Richmond.

Despite the Tigers (1-31, 1-17 CAA) getting a stellar performance from Robert Nwankwo with 27 points and 20 rebounds, the Blue Hens' (18-12, 12-6 CAA) defense was too much, holding Towson to just 33.8 percent shooting for the game.

After Delaware held a 35-26 lead at halftime, the Tigers came out swinging in the second half. Towson chipped away at the Blue Hen lead, getting it down to just one point at 52-51 with 9:01 to play.

The Tigers were not able to gain the lead, however, as Towson failed to capitalize on opportunities down the stretch. After a Josh Brinkley dunk with 3:07 to play made it a 64-59 lead for Delaware, Towson would not get within five points the rest of the game.

For the Blue Hens, Devon Saddler came up big with a game-high 28 points. Jarvis Threatt was also a key component for the Delaware victory, scoring 15 points off the bench.

Fifth-seeded Delaware will move on to play fourth-seeded Old Dominion Saturday afternoon.

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Delaware Vs. Towson Score Update: Blue Hens Lead Tigers, 36-25

In the second of four first round games at the CAA Men's Basketball Tournament, the Delaware Blue Hens lead the Towson Tigers, 36-25 at halftime. The leading scorers for the Blue Hens are forward Josh Brinkley and guard Devon Saddler, each with 10 points.

Forward Robert Nwankwo currently leads the Tigers with eight points and eight rebounds. Despite the Tigers out rebounding the Blue Hens, Delaware's offense has been more consistent with hitting shots. Delaware is averaging 40 percent of their shots made to Towson's 21 percent.

If the Tigers want to get back into this game, shooting has to be the key factor. They are doing a good job with rebounding and with causing turnovers but poor shooting has them down at the current stage. The Blue Hens on the other hand need to up the aggressiveness on the boards and keep hitting their shots. Doing that will earn them the match-up against Old Dominion on Saturday.

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James Madison Vs. UNC-Wilmington Final Score: Seahawks Win CAA Tournament Opener, 70-59

The UNC-Wilmington Seahawks won the first game of the CAA Men's Basketball Tournament in Richmond, VA, defeating the James Madison Dukes, 70-59. The Seahawks had a nine-point lead at halftime and lead by as much as 23 in the second half.

The Seahawks were led in scoring by forward Cedrick Williams, who scored 22 points on 7-12 shooting from the field and grabbing eight rebounds in addition to going 8-10 from the foul line. Also making big contributions for UNC-Wilmington were guards Adam Smith and Keith Rendleman with 14 points each. Guard Tanner Milson also added 10 points for the Seahawks.

On the side of the Dukes, guard Humpty Hitchens and reserve guard Arman Marks each scored 12 points. Despite the Dukes shooting a bit better than the Seahawks, the difference in this game came down to offensive rebounds. UNC-Wilmington grabbed 15 offensive boards to the Dukes' seven. James Madison also was inconsistent from the foul line, hitting 13-23 foul shots.

With the win, UNC-Wilmington sets up a match-up against the top seeded Drexel Dragons Saturday afternoon at noon at the Richmond Coliseum.

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James Madison Vs. UNC-Wilmington: Seahawks Lead Dukes 34-25 At Halftime

On the strength of a 13-3 run at the end of the first half, the UNC-Wilmington Seahawks lead the James Madison Dukes in the first game of the Colonial Athletic Association Men's Basketball Tournament in Richmond, VA, 34-25. The Seahawks are being led in scoring by guard Keith Rendleman with 12 points and forward Cedrick Williams with 11 points.

The Dukes on the other hand have three players, guards Humpty Hitchens and A.J. Davis and center Gene Swindle, score five points each. The Seahawks have out rebounded the Dukes by a total of 15-10. The Seahawks have also brought down seven offensive rebounds, three by Rendleman and two by Williams, to James Madison's two.

Both teams are shooting the ball evenly with the Seahawks shooting 43 percent from the field and the Dukes shooting 41 percent. If the Dukes want to extend their stay in Richmond they have to get more aggressive on the defensive glass and not allow more second chance opportunities by the Seahawks.

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CAA Tournament 2012: Bracket, Schedule And More For Friday's Action

The Men's 2012 CAA Conference Tournament starts on Friday in Richmond with games all day starting at Noon et. For a complete look a the bracket and all the teams please head over to the official site of the CAA Conference.

The first game at Noon features UNC-Wilmington and James Madison, not exactly the class of the Conference. UNCW comes in at 9-20 and just 5-13 in Conference while James Madison is slightly better at 12-19 overall but sports an identical 5-13 Conference schedule.

Up next at 2:30 is Towson and Delaware. Towson has won just one game this year, seriously, against the aforementioned UNC-Wilmington. Delaware isn't a great team either, but they should be favored in this matchup with their 17-12 overall record and 12-6 in Conference.

Next up at 6 pm are William and Mary and Northeastern, both under .500 overall for the year; William and Mary at 6-25 (4-14) and Northeastern at 13-16 (9-9).

The final game of the night feature the best team that plays on the first day in Georgia St. They comes in at 20-10 with an 11-7 Conference record. They'll face a Hofstra team with a 10-21 overall record and a 2-15 CAA Conference record.

For more on the CAA men's basketball tournament 2012, be sure to check out this SB Nation DC StoryStream. Meanwhile, SB Nation's college basketball hub will have all the news and nuggets you need in preparation for March and the madness it brings.

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