UNCW men’s hoops trying to fix early season issues

UNCW men’s hoops trying to fix early season issues

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The UNCW men’s basketball team is trying to fix issues that have led to a slow start.

“We know what the mistakes are, and (players) know what the mistakes are,” UNCW coach C.B. McGrath said of his team's problems as the Seahawks prepare for Friday’s against Arkansas State in Asheville.

UNCW (1-3) is near the bottom of the NCAA Division I standings in points allowed and turnovers per game. The Seahawks give up 81.3 points per game, which ranks 310 out of 350 teams, and are 344th in turnovers, giving the ball away an average 18.8 times a game.

“The past few games, it’s been more careless turnovers,” said McGrath. “Just not looking and seeing your teammate before you pass it. They are just turnovers that you normally don’t see a whole lot of.”

While frustrated, McGrath works with his players each day to fix the issues.

“I meet with them and talk to them,” said McGrath. “I tell them good things on the court. They even run in practice if they have turnovers. It’s a little of everything.”

The Arkansas State game is part of the Battle in the Blue Ridge tournament.

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