UNC-Wilmington blows Charleston out of tournament 79-53
BALTIMORE (AP) Cedrick Williams had 19 points and 13 rebounds and Freddie Jackson added 19 points as No. 2 seed North Carolina-Wilmington got off to a strong start in the Colonial Athletic Association tournament with a 79-53 win over No. 10 seed College of Charleston on Saturday.
Charleston, which knocked off No. 7 Drexel 56-48 in the opening round Friday, could not run with UNCW.
The Seahawks, which had an opening-round bye, led 36-25 at the break and had a 14-0 run in the second half to go up 54-31 with 12:05 remaining in the game. The Cougars never challenged in the second half.
Joe Chealey led Charleston (9-24) with 12 points.