Basketball

Pridgen verbally commits to UNCW, according to website

An online site that monitors movement inside college basketball reported Saturday that Holy Cross star athlete Joe Pridgen has verbally committed to transfer to UNCW.

Former UNCW head basketball coach says he was “stunned” by dismissal

UNCW’s Siddle continues rounding out basketball staff

UNCW adds second assistant coach to men’s basketball team

  UNCW names Siddle next men’s basketball head coach

CAA cancels women’s basketball tournament, suspends all spring sports until further notice

  PG Toews leaving UNCW to pursue professional basketball career

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N.C. State avenges last year’s loss to Badgers

Tar Heels suffer most lopsided home loss under Roy Williams

No. 22 LSU basketball takes on Bowling Green

Hall of Fame coach who played at UNCW to speak at banquet

Star of state championship team signs letter of intent to play for Seahawks

  UNCW baseball’s season comes to an end with loss to Tennessee

Former UNC Wilmington head coach Jerry Wainwright joining Haith’s staff at Tulsa

Former UNC Wilmington head basketball coach Jerry Wainwright has accepted a job as a full-time assistant coach at the University of Tulsa, where he will be reunited with a long-time friend, Golden Hurricane Head Coach Frank Haith.

Will Wade meets with LSU, NCAA officials

Suspended LSU basketball head coach Will Wade met with university and NCAA officials Friday.

North Carolina freshman Little declares for NBA draft

Nassir Little is projected as a first-round NBA draft pick.

UNC women’s basketball coaching staff placed on leave during program review

School spokesman Steve Kirschner said Monday in a statement that the review is “due to issues raised by student-athletes and others.” He did not specify what those issues were.

Pair of players leaving UNCW basketball team

UNCW women fall in CAA tournament opener

Johnson sinks late free throws to lead NC State over Clemson

  Basketball is a family affair for the O’Connells

UNCW freshman Toews earns CAA Rookie of the Week honors

  Devontae Cacok: How a broken wrist started his basketball career (”1on1 with Jon Evans” podcast)

Seahawks’ Toews named CAA Rookie of the Week

UNCW freshman point guard Kai Toews has been named the Colonial Athletic Association’s Rookie of the Week for the third time this season.

  UNCW evens league record with win over William & Mary

Freshman point guard Kai Toews scored a career-high 23 points and handed out a game-high seven assists to lead UNCW's men's basketball team to a 93-88 victory over William & Mary on Thursday night in Trask Coliseum.

Hofstra beats UNCW for 13th consecutive victory

Devontae Cacok scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for his 48th career double-double and 13th this season for the Seahawks.

Syracuse knocks off No. 1 Duke in overtime

Syracuse held Duke to 2-of-8 shooting in overtime and to just 21 percent shooting from 3-point range while earning its second victory at Cameron Indoor Stadium in three years.

  UNCW snaps losing streak, gets first road win of the season

UNCW needed two overtimes, but the Seahawks earned their first Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball victory of the season Thursday, beating James Madison 86-83.

Head coach Roy Williams signs 8-year extension with North Carolina

The University of North Carolina Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham announced Wednesday that head basketball coach Roy Williams has signed an eight-year contract extension.

UNCW preps for Furman while taking final exams

The UNCW men’s basketball team faces its second consecutive Top 25 opponent when it plays at No. 23 Furman on Saturday.

  Tar Heels hammer Seahawks in McGrath’s return to UNC

UNCW coach C.B. McGrath was on North Carolina coach Roy Williams' staff for 18 seasons before taking the UNCW job in April 2017.

N.C. State wallops Western Carolina

Devon Daniels made himself comfortable in North Carolina State’s second home.

North Carolina women cruise past UNCW

Led by 35 points from Stephanie Watts, North Carolina's women's basketball team rolled to an 82-55 victory over UNCW on Wednesday afternoon.

Knee surgery likely to keep UNCW guard out for rest of season

Hours before UNCW’s men’s basketball team was scheduled to play at North Carolina, one of the team’s reserve guards indicated he will miss some playing time.

Cacok, Toews lead Seahawks to victory

Senior forward Devontae Cacok and freshman guard Kai Toews each finished with double-doubles to lead UNCW to an 82-65 rout of Eastern Illinois at Battle In The Blue Ridge on Sunday.

Cacok breaks own school record for rebounds in Seahawks’ victory

Devontae Cacok broke his own school record for rebounds in a game with 26 in a 113-74 rout of Allen on Sunday at Trask Coliseum.

Seahawks still winless after lopsided loss to Spartans

Devontae Cacok scored 17 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough for UNCW in an 82-61 loss to UNC Greensboro in Trask Coliseum on Tuesday night.

No. 7 UNC handles Stanford in first home game of season

Kenny Williams scored 12 points after starting the season by missing his first 10 shots, and No. 7 North Carolina dominated the first half to beat Stanford 90-72 on Monday night in its home opener.

Duke leapfrogs Kansas for No. 1 in latest AP Top 25 poll

Duke has supplanted Kansas atop the new AP Top 25 poll after its dominating win against Kentucky, giving the Blue Devils a record number of appearances at No. 1.

Okpala, Stanford beat UNC Wilmington in long trip east

Sophomore KZ Okpala had 23 points and Stanford scored 17 unanswered first-half points to take control and beat UNC Wilmington 72-59 on Friday night.

UNCW loses season opener at Campbell; sophomore guard decides to transfer

Senior guard Chris Clemons scored 15 of his 44 points in overtime to lift Campbell past UNCW, 97-93, at Gore Arena on Tuesday.

  UNCW basketball downs William Peace

UNCW men’s basketball team downed NCAA Division III William Peace, 80-52, in the second and final exhibition on Friday at Trask Coliseum.

  Former Seahawk basketball coach returns to Trask

Saturday the UNCW men’s basketball team hosts No. 22 Clemson in an exhibition at Trask Coliseum at 5 p.m.

No. 4 Duke edges No. 5 Virginia as preseason ACC favorite

Fourth-ranked Duke edged fifth-ranked Virginia as Atlantic Coast Conference favorite, while North Carolina's Luke Maye is preseason player of the year.

3 college basketball recruiting insiders convicted in NYC

Three insiders from the world of college basketball recruiting have been convicted in a corruption case that prosecutors said exposed the sport's underbelly.

NC State’s Braxton Beverly set for surgery after breaking left hand

North Carolina State says guard Braxton Beverly will have surgery on his broken left hand.

  UNCW men’s basketball equipment manager takes on new responsibilities

A well-deserved promotion was given to UNCW Men’s Basketball volunteer equipment manager, Christian White recently. He is now volunteer equipment director.

Florida State pulls away to beat Wake Forest 38-17

A letdown after Wake had the Seminoles on the ropes 10-0 in the first quarter. It was another frustrating performance by the Demon Deacons' injury-depleted defense, which had allowed 36.8 points per game coming into Saturday.

UNCW women’s basketball looking for big improvement

There are plenty of new faces for the UNCW women’s basketball team this season.

UNCW women’s basketball picked to finish 7th in CAA preseason poll

The UNCW women’s basketball team has been picked to finish seventh in the Colonial Athletic Association preseason poll.

UNCW’s Devontae Cacok named to Karl Malone Award watch list

UNCW forward Devontae Cacok has been named to the 2019 Karl Malone Award watch list.

UNCW men’s basketball picked to finish 5th in CAA preseason poll

The UNCW men’s basketball team was picked to finish fifth in the Colonial Athletic Association preseason poll voted on by the league’s head coaches and media relations directors.

ECU women’s basketball coach resigns amid internal review

East Carolina says women’s basketball coach Heather Macy has resigned, effective immediately.

UNCW women’s basketball ready to take the next step

Depth should no longer be an issue for the UNCW women’s basketball team.

  UNCW women’s basketball team lends a helping hand

The UNCW women’s basketball had the day off from practice on Tuesday, but that didn’t stop the Lady Seahawks from helping those affected by Hurricane Florence.

UNCW hosts Clemson for hurricane relief benefit basketball game

UNCW will host Clemson in a men’s basketball exhibition game to raise money for Hurricane Florence survivors.

UNCW athletics schedule update

UNCW announced several changes to its athletics schedule due to the effects of Hurricane Florence.

UNCW basketball starts workouts away from home

With the UNCW campus closed until Oct. 1 as rebuilding from Hurricane Florence takes place, both teams worked out at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

UNCW men's basketball adds second member to 2019 recruiting class

The UNCW men's basketball team landed the second member of its 2019 recruiting class.

UNCW men's basketball team lands first member of 2019 recruiting class

The UNCW men's basketball team has landed the first member of its 2019 recruiting class.

UNCW basketball teams move practice to UNC

The Seahawks men's program will have a brief workout Monday in Chapel Hill before holding the first official practice Tuesday in the practice gym at the Smith Center.

NC State: NCAA approves waiver for Missouri transfer

North Carolina State says the NCAA is allowing Missouri transfer Blake Harris to play for the Wolfpack this season.

  UNCW's Devontae Cacok gets NCAA statistical champion plaque

UNCW's Devontae Cacok led the country in rebounding a year ago, and now he has the hardware to prove it.

Canadian star Barrett has 34 points in Duke exhibition debut

Canadian star R.J. Barrett scored 34 points in his first exhibition game for Duke, helping the Blue Devils rout Ryerson 86-67 on Wednesday night.

Police: College hoops coach threw punch killing NYC tourist

A college basketball coach threw a punch that killed a New York City tourist who mistook him for an Uber driver, police said Thursday.

UNCW women's basketball adds transfer from North Carolina

The UNCW women's basketball team has added North Carolina transfer Dazia Powell.

NCAA rules that agents will be allowed to work with college basketball players

Agents will have at least a limited place within the NCAA structure when it comes to college basketball.

Tar Heels to name playing floor in coach Roy Williams' honor

North Carolina is honoring Hall of Fame basketball coach Roy Williams by putting his name on the playing floor.

Seahawks go cold in second-half and fall at Hofstra

Hofstra rallied from 14 points down at halftime to keep UNCW winless in the Colonial Athletic Association with a 61-52 victory over the Seahawks in men's basketball action Saturday at the Mack Sports Complex on Long Island.

2018-19 UNCW men's basketball schedule released

Games against college powers North Carolina and Stanford highlight the 2018-19 UNCW men's basketball schedule, which was released Thursday.

Former UNC player Jalek Felton to play overseas this season

Former North Carolina guard Jalek Felton will play professionally in Slovenia this upcoming season.

Former UNCW women's basketball player nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year Award

Former UNCW women's basketball player Rebekah Banks is one of 581 nominees for the 28th annual NCAA Woman of the Year Award.

UNCW men's basketball conference scheduled released

The Colonial Athletic Association has announced its men's basketball conference schedule for the 2018-19 campaign.

UNCW men's basketball players enjoy new role

UNCW junior forward Devontae Cacok is enjoying his new role for the Seahawks this summer.

UNCW basketball player selected to Haitian national team

UNCW forward Jeantal Cylla was selected to play for the Haitian national team on Monday after a workout with the team in Miami last week.

Top recruit shines at Fred Lynch Invitational

One of the best high school basketball players in the country is showing off his talents this week at the seventh annual Fred Lynch Invitational tournament in Wilmington.

CAA men's basketball tournament moving to Washington, D.C.

The Colonial Athletic Association men's basketball tournament is moving to Washington, D.C.

UNCW women's basketball coaches remember Anne Donovan

UNCW women's basketball coach Karen Barefoot worked with a heavy heart at the Seahawks' team camp Thursday in Trask Coliseum.

  UNCW women's basketball using summer to improve

It might be the offseason for UNCW women's basketball, but head coach Karen Barefoot is not soaking up the sun this summer.

CFA's Grant Reed signs with Trinity University

Hours of hard work paid off for Cape Fear Academy basketball player Grant Reed.

UNCW men's basketball lands junior college point guard

The UNCW men's basketball team has landed junior college point guard Ty Gadsden.