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.
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.