3:00 pm —
Junior guard Chad Tomko scored 22 points and UNC-Wilmington continued a miserable season for the Towson Tigers as the Seahawks won 80-72 at the Towson Center on Thursday afternoon. The game was originally scheduled for Wednesday night.
Ahmad Grant had 18 for UNC-Wilmington (4-10 in the CAA).
For Towson (3-11/CAA), Robert Nwankwo and Calvin Lee both chipped in 15 points and Troy Franklin had 14.
The Tigers return to action on Saturday at home vs. Georgia State.
2:50 pm —
Anyone seen Bill Buckner in the vicinity of the Towson Center this afternoon?
The Towson Tigers will need a “Buckner-esque” collapse by UNC-Wilmington in the final 30 seconds of the game or they’re going to fall to 3-11 in the CAA.
Chad Tomko has lit up the Tigers this afternoon. The Seahawks point guard leads all scorers with 21 points.
2:35 pm —
If you look up the words “Monster Dunk” in the sports dictionary, you’ll see a picture of UNC-Wilmington’s Domonique Lacy, who just skied over a pedestrian defensive effort from Calvin Lee and Robert Nwankwo and thunder-dunked an alley-oop pass from Johnny Wolf to put the Seahawks up, 70-61, with 4:41 to play at the Towson Center.
Pat Kennedy called a time-out. I don’t think it was to applaud Lacy’s dunk.
2:26 pm —
UNC-Wilmington continues to lead at the Towson Center, ahead 63-59 with 7:36 to play in the game.
I know Towson’s not the beast of the CAA or anything…but UNC-Wilmington is producing a spirited effort here this afternoon.
Meanwhile, Pat Kennedy is going to shuffle his lineup again during a time-out, getting ready to send Troy Franklin (3 fouls) and Calvin Lee back into the game and sitting Brian Morris and Isaiah Philmore.
2:15 pm —
UNC-Wilmington just completed a 9-2 run to take a 50-47 lead at the Towson Center with 12 minutes to play in the game.
Troy Franklin (9 points) just picked up his 3rd foul for Towson…and takes a seat on the bench.
Both the Tigers and Seahawks are 3-10 in conference play.
Towson at UNC-W by the score of 58-53 back on January 30.
1:45 pm —
I just got to the Towson Center, so I can’t tell you much about what happened in the opening 20 minutes of play, but the scoreboard tells me that UNC-Wilmington (3-10/CAA) leads Towson (3-10/CAA) by the score of 35-34 at the half.
Robert Nwankwo leads the Tigers with 7 points. Calvin Lee and Troy Franklin both have six for Towson.
No one on the Towson side has more than 2 fouls, so that’s a good thing.
Chad Tomko, one of the best players in the CAA, leads UNC-W and all scorers with 10 points.