College Hoops: Streaking Seahawks move to 6-1 with road result at Western Michigan

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KALAMAZOO, Michigan  Sophomore guard C.J. Bryce anchored five players in double figures with 18 points as UNCW won its third straight with a 97-92 decision over Western Michigan in a non-conference men’s basketball game on Wednesday night at University Arena.

The Seahawks, playing their fourth game in six days, pushed their record to 6-1 on the season with the win. The Broncos dipped to 2-5 after losing at home for the first time this season.

The Seahawks moved to 6-1 following the big road win on Wednesday. Photo courtesy- UNCW Sports
The Seahawks moved to 6-1 following the big road win on Wednesday. Photo courtesy- UNCW Sports

It was the second straight victory over a Mid-American Conference opponent for the Seahawks, who fashioned a 6-1 record in the first month of the season. UNCW Coach Kevin Keatts stands 12-3 in November since his arrival three years ago.

Bryce, a second-year player from Charlotte, N.C., finished with 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting from the floor and 3-of-5 at the free throw to lead a balanced attack. Graduate guard Ambrose Mosley and senior guard Chris Flemmings scored 17 points apiece, while senior guard Denzel Ingram added 16 on the stat sheet.

“It was a great road win,” said Keatts. “I’m so happy and proud of our guys for their effort. We just have to learn how to finish games better.

The Seahawks are now 4-1 away from Trask Coliseum this season and return home Saturday for a 1 p.m. tip-off against NCAA Division II member Pfeiffer.