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Seahawks look to extend best-ever start tonight

The red-hot UNCW men's basketball team will look to continue its winning ways with a home game Tuesday night against East Carolina. (Source: UNCW) The red-hot UNCW men's basketball team will look to continue its winning ways with a home game Tuesday night against East Carolina. (Source: UNCW)
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The red-hot UNCW men's basketball team will look to continue its winning ways with a home game Tuesday night against East Carolina.

The game is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. at Trask Coliseum.

Led by coach Kevin Keatts, the Seahawks (10-1) are off to their best-ever start and have rattled off seven straight wins.

East Carolina (7-4) had a 19-game non-conference home winning streak snapped last Thursday with a 53-35 loss to College of Charleston at Minges Coliseum.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

ECU

Andre Washington, a 7'1 center, transferred to East Carolina after graduating from Wake Forest. He has started all 11 games for the Pirates and leads the team in rebounding (8.4 per game) and is fourth in scoring (8.9 ppg). He has 30 blocks this season, more than the rest of the Pirates combined.

UNCW

Sophomore forward Devontae Cacok has been shooting lights out this season. He ranks second among all Division I players in field goal percentage at 80.7 and has converted his last 15 shots. He's been named the CAA Player of the Week twice this season.

NOTES

  • The Seahawks hold a 35-28 series lead over the Pirates.
  • After Tuesday night's game, UNCW will not return to action until a Dec. 28 game at Clemson. The Seahawks' next home game won't be until a matchup with Elon on Jan. 2.

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