The Hofstra Pride, the top seed in the CAA Tournament, easily defeated the UNC Wilmington Seahawks in their only meeting of the season in the semifinals. However, the Seahawks made a comeback in their match against the Drexel Dragons, led by Nick Farrar’s impressive 19-point performance off the bench, to advance to the next round. The two teams will now compete at the Entertainment & Sports Arena, and only one of them will progress to the CAA Tournament Championship Game.
Although UNC Wilmington struggled initially against Drexel, they managed to turn things around and win the game by outscoring the Dragons in the final minutes. Despite giving up a 48.0% shooting percentage to Drexel, the Seahawks had a good shooting day themselves, finishing with a 54.9% shooting percentage. They had an impressive defense during the regular season, ranking among the top 25 in three-point percentage against and allowing the second-fewest points per game in the CAA. However, they did struggle with fouls against Drexel, giving up 23 free throws.
Hofstra’s dominant win over UNC Wilmington helped improve their rating in rankings and extended their winning streak to 12 games. The Pride had a strong offensive season, finishing 26th in the nation with a 48.0% field goal percentage, excelling in three-point and free throw shooting, and being among the best in opponent’s field goal percentage and limiting teams’ three-point shooting. In their game against UNC Wilmington on Saturday, Hofstra dominated from start to finish, with Aaron Estrada recording a double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds.
The highly anticipated semifinal matchup between these two teams will showcase both teams’ strengths in offense and defense. Only one team will progress to the championship game, and it remains to be seen which team will emerge victorious.
The UNC Wilmington Seahawks vs Hofstra Pride Game Information
- Date: 03/06/2023
- Time: 06:00 PM ET
- Location: Entertainment & Sports Arena.
- How to Watch UNC Wilmington vs Hofstra: FS1
- Live Stream: CBS.com
UNC Wilmington vs Hofstra Betting Lines
Hofstra is -340 according to our Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $29.41. On the other side, UNC Wilmington is +275 according to the Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $275.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Hofstra at a 77.27% chance of winning the game, meanwhile UNC Wilmington has 26.67% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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