The University of North Carolina at Wilmington is a classic mid-major tale in the making: a scrappy bunch who masks their shooting inefficiencies with nationally-ranked defense, who shook off an embarrassing loss to RPI No. 278 East Carolina
to go 13-3 in conference. But they're competing with lots of other 20-win mid-major hopefuls and power-conference sixth-place teams, and so the real tale of their season is yet to be written: if they advance all the way to the final game of the CAA tourney, and only if they do that, they have a shot at NCAA glory. Don't think the Selection Committee doesn't remember ECU.
And you can bet they're no looking past the rival Rams: they have some solid defense of their own (62.4 PA), and they can shoot over D's with their 38.4% mark from three (34th in D1). A lot's happened since their first meeting, a 60-40 UNCW blowout on Dec. 4
, so VCU will be looking for cold-served revenge on their own floor.
© 2004-2014 The Mid-Majority. All content is the property of its authors.