UNCW hoops postponed; Seahawk earns rookie of the week honors

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Wednesday’s scheduled Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) men’s basketball game between host UNCW and Towson at Trask Coliseum has been postponed to 7 p.m. Feb. 10.

The Seahawks and Tigers were scheduled to tip off at 7 p.m. in a rematch, but the game was moved due to expected severe winter weather in Wilmington and the vicinity. Towson defeated UNCW, 60-53, on Jan. 11 at SECU Arena in Towson, Md.

UNCW next travels to CAA frontrunner Delaware on Saturday for a noon pairing at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Del.

Flowers named CAA Rookie of the Week 

Thanks in large part to a breakout performance against William & Mary, UNCW freshman forward Ryan Flowers was named the CAA Rookie of the Week.

Freshman Ryan Flowers was named CAA Rookie of the Week on Monday.
Freshman Ryan Flowers was named CAA Rookie of the Week on Monday. Photo courtesy UNCW Sports.

Flowers is the second UNCW rookie to receive the honor this season as fellow newcomer Brie Mobley was recognized on Jan. 13.

“I’m so happy that the CAA has acknowledged Ryan for an incredible performance versus Williams & Mary,” said UNCW Head Coach Adell Harris. “This is great for our program and her overall confidence.”

A native of Hickory, Flowers averaged 10.5 points and 13.0 rebounds in leading UNCW to a split of its two games last week against William & Mary and James Madison.

Flowers began the week by posting her second double-double of the season with season-highs of 17 points and 20 rebounds in a 60-59 victory over William & Mary on Jan. 23. With her 20 rebounds against the Tribe, Flowers became just the fifth player and only the second freshman in school history to grab 20 or more rebounds in a contest. Flowers followed that effort with four points and six rebounds in a loss to league-leading James Madison on Sunday.

UNCW (3-17; 2-4 CAA) returns to action Friday with a 7 p.m. contest at Hofstra.