UNCW, Elon meet in CAA tourney
No. 10 seed UNC Wilmington (9-22, 5-13) vs. No. 7 seed Elon (11-20, 7-11)
Colonial Conference Tourney First Round, North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, South Carolina; Saturday, 6:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: UNC Wilmington is set to face Elon in the opening round of the CAA tournament. Elon won both of the regular season matchups earlier this season. The teams last played on Feb. 21, when the Phoenix outshot UNC Wilmington 42.6 percent to 40 percent and hit seven more 3-pointers en route to a seven-point victory.
SENIOR STUDS: Elon’s Steven Santa Ana, Tyler Seibring and Sheldon Eberhardt have collectively accounted for 59 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 65 percent of all Phoenix points over the last five games.
SPARKING THE OFFENSE: Kai Toews has either made or assisted on 52 percent of all UNC Wilmington field goals over the last five games. Toews has accounted for 22 field goals and 43 assists in those games.
ASSIST RATIOS: The Phoenix have recently created buckets via assists more often than the Seahawks. Elon has an assist on 56 of 87 field goals (64.4 percent) over its previous three contests while UNC Wilmington has assists on 39 of 67 field goals (58.2 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: Elon has made 10.5 3-pointers per game as a team this year, which is tops among CAA teams. The Phoenix have averaged 14.2 3-pointers per game over their last five games.