The CAA Tournament is progressing exactly as we would have expected so far today. George Mason, the favorite to win it all, turned in a dominating second half against Georgia State earlier today. VCU won a close game against Hofstra. And now the Old Dominion Monarchs pulled away late to defeat the Delaware Blue Hens.
Starting forward Frank Hassell led the Monarchs with 24 points and nine rebounds, on 9-13 shooting. Kent Bazemore also turned in 11 points for the Monarchs.
Jawan Carter continued his excellent Tournament by scoring another 24 points. Carter had 17 points in the Blue Hens' two-point victory over Northeastern last night, but this time it wasn't enough. Delaware kept the game close, by their season ended tonight.
With their win tonight, the Monarchs will be watching intently the final game of the CAA quarterfinals later tonight. They will face the winner of the game between Hofstra and Williams & Mary tomorrow night. Hofstra will be heavily favored to advance against William & Mary, who upset James Madison in the opening round yesterday in Richmond.