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Delaware wins CAA tourney, gets first NCAA berth since 2014

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Jyare Davis scored 18 points, Andrew Carr had 17 points and 12 rebounds for his second career double-double and fifth-seeded Delaware beat No. 2 seed UNC Wilmington 59-55 to claim the Colonial Athletic Association tournament championship.

Delaware won its sixth conference tournament title, along with the teams from 1992 (NAC), 1993 (NAC), 1998 (America East), 1999 (America East) and 2014 (CAA). The Hens will be looking for their first NCAA Tournament victory in six tries. Davis, the CAA rookie of the year and tournament MVP, made a shot in the lane with 1:01 left to give Delaware a 56-55 lead.

Jaylen Sims scored 18 points on 4-of-15 shooting for UNC Wilmington.

 

PHOTO INFO/CREDIT:  UNC Wilmington guard Shykeim Phillips (2) goes to the basket against Delaware guard Kevin Anderson (1) and guard Jameer Nelson Jr., right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the championship of the Colonial Athletic Association conference tournament, Tuesday, March 8, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

 

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