It will be No. 9 seed Georgia State that will look to stop the George Mason juggernaut in the quarterfinals of the CAA Tournament. The Panthers got 14 points from guard Josh Michaeux off their bench and held off No. 8 seed UNC-Wilmington 58-52 in the first round of the CAA Tournament in Richmond.
The game was close throughout, but Georgia State held a lead for the last 17 minutes of the game. They did not lead by more than six points at any point in the second half, but were able to hold off UNC-Wilmington at the end. Georgia State is one of the worst shooting teams in the nation, but managed to shoot 48 percent from the field in this one.
Georgia State moves to 12-18 on the season, while UNC-Wilmington's year ends with a 13-18 record.
The Panthers played George Mason close in the last regular-season CAA game, losing just 65-58 on February 26. The Patriots routed George Mason, 66-51, in the game in Fairfax back on January 15.