Preview & Analysis: Monmouth vs UNC Wilmington 01-11-2024

Preview & Analysis: Monmouth vs UNC Wilmington 01-11-2024

January 11, 2024


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On Wednesday, the UNC Wilmington Seahawks will meet the Monmouth Hawks at OceanFirst Bank Center in West Long Branch, New Jersey.


With a 67-64 defeat to Towson, the UNCW Seahawks dropped their third consecutive contest and their second consecutive in the CAA. In the final seconds, Towson made a 3-point field goal to seal the victory on Saturday at Towson. The Seahawks had a 49% field goal percentage overall, but only a 25% 3-point percentage. Leading them was Trazarien White, who scored 33 points on 13 of 22 shots, a game and career record. He also made 7 out of 9 free throws during the contest. KJ Jenkins added 13 points from the bench to his contribution. While UNCW has performed admirably this season overall, its 0-2 record in CAA play has been a source of frustration. In terms of scoring offense this season, the Seahawks rank 134th in the country. They rank 237th in 3-point shooting and 241st in field goal percentage. The Seahawks are only 250th in the nation when it comes to scoring defense.



The Monmouth Hawks defeated Northeastern 81-62 on Monday night to improve to 9-6 on the year and 2-0 in the CAA. Xander Rice had a great shooting night and carried the charge by scoring a game-high 29 points. Overall, Rice shot 11 of 12 from the field, including 5 of 5 from three-point range. In their pursuit of their 9th victory of the year, the Hawks dominated this game from beginning to end, building a lead of up to 27 points. With 2 consecutive victories to begin conference play, Monmouth is out to a quick start in CAA play. In terms of scoring offense this season, the Hawks rank 226th. Despite ranking 209th in field goal percentage, they shoot an amazing 35th when it comes to 3-pointers made. In terms of 3-point field goals scored per game, the Hawks rank 138th. This season, the Hawks rank 132nd in scoring defense.


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Monmouth vs UNC Wilmington Game Information


  • Date: 01/11/2024
  • Time: 07:00 PM ET
  • Location: Trask Coliseum, Wilmington, NC.
  • How to Watch Monmouth vs UNC Wilmington : ESPN
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