The top-seeded Drexel Dragons get a chance to show why they were the best team in the Colonial Athletic Association during the regular season when they take on the ninth-seeded UNC-Wilmington Seahawks in the first game of the second round Saturday afternoon.
The Seahawks are coming off an 11-point victory in their first-round game against James Madison Friday, so they have momentum working in their favor. They also happen to feature a big man named Keith Rendelman, who's quite good. Here's what SB Nation's Bill Connelly wrote about him:
5. Keith Rendelman, UNC Wilmington. Perhaps the best pure-post player in the conference, Rendleman led UNCW and was fifth in the CAA in scoring at 15.6 points per game, and was second in the conference and 12th in the nation in rebounding (10.5 rpg). He has recorded 16 double-doubles this season, which is tied for the sixth-best total in the nation.
Rendelman and the Seahawks have a very tall task ahead of them, however, as Drexel comes in on a 17-game winning streak. The Dragons are as balanced a team as there is in the country -- they rank 58th in offense and defense -- and they should be able to contain Rendelmen, which would effectively neutralize any advantage the Seahawks have over them.
The game will tip off at 12 p.m. ET. You can watch the game live on CAASports.com, or you can listen to the live audio on the CAA mobile app. You can find the full bracket and schedule for the CAA men's basketball tournament by clicking right here.
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