#CAAHoops Weekly - Men's Championship Special
CAA.TV brings you complete video highlights of one of the most exciting quarterfinal rounds in recent CAA Men’s Basketball Championship memory. All three of Saturday’s contests went down to the wire, including another thriller between James Madison and William and Mary.
No. 4 seed George Mason opened Saturday’s quarterfinal play with a 60-54 victory over No. 5 seed Drexel. Redshirt junior Sherrod Wright poured in 23 points on 6-of-11 shooting and an 11-for-12 outing from the line to lead three Patriots in double figures. The Dragons got 20 points from junior Frantz Massenat and 12 rebounds from senior Daryl McCoy to stay close throughout the contest.
No. 2 seed Delaware and No. 7 seed Hofstra picked up where the opening pair left off, with the Blue Hens prevailing in a hard-fought 62-57 win over the Pride. Senior Jamelle Hagins finished with 12 points and 15 rebounds for his 15th double-double of the season, while junior Devon Saddler added a game-high 22 points and classmate Carl Baptiste brought down 11 boards in the win. Sophomore Taran Buie and senior Stevie Mejia both had 13 points and eight boards to pace the Pride.
In the nightcap, the third-seeded Dukes held off the sixth-seeded Tribe, 72-67, in a back-and-forth battle that saw both sides’ fans rarely take their seats. Senior Devon Moore had a stellar 8-for-12 night from the floor to finish with 20 points, while classmate A.J. Davis followed suit with a 20-point performance that included a pair of monster dunks. Sophomore Marcus Thornton was terrific in the loss, totaling 25 points on 8-of-12 shooting and a 6-for-7 night from the stripe, while junior Brandon Britt eclipsed the 1000-point plateau with his 17-point showing.
We encourage fans not in attendance Sunday to log on to CAA Hoop Scoop (caamenshoops.wordpress.com), the official blog of Men's #CAAHoops, to interact with the live blog for each semifinal game. Live audio from each contest will be available at CAA.TV and via each of our iPhone and iPad apps. A FREE login is required to access the audio.
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