Hendley leads UNC-Wilmington to win, second seed in CAA tourney

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WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP)—Todd Hendley scored 20 points, and North Carolina-Wilmington secured the No. 2 seed in the Colonial Athletic Association tournament with a 72-64 victory over Old Dominion on Saturday.

The Seahawks (19-12, 12-6 Colonial Athletic Association) snapped a two-game losing streak. They were tied with George Mason for the second spot, but claimed the position because they swept the regular season series.

ODU’s Brian Henderson scored to cut a 10-point halftime margin to 31-23, but the Seahawks reeled off six straight points capped by a Hendley bucket at 16:20.

Josh Sheets hit both ends of a one-and-one to increase the edge to 56-38 with 9:29 to play, but Old Dominion (17-14, 11-7) rallied with a 10-point spurt. A layup by Jonathan Adams reduced the lead to 56-48 with 6:18 left.

Chad Tomko hit a 3-pointer in front of the Seahawk bench as the shot clock was winding down, then added a transition layup with 3:16 to play, leading UNC-Wilmington to its first season sweep of Old Dominion since the 2001-02 season.

T.J. Carter had 17 points and Tomko scored 15. Vladimir Kuljanin grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds.

Adams led Old Dominion with 16 points, and Henderson and Brandon Johnson had 10 apiece.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Old Dominion
Jonathan Adams Jonathan Adams
5-8,  16 Pts
1 Rebs, 1 Assists
 N.C. Wilmington
Todd Hendley Todd Hendley
8-11,  20 Pts
7 Rebs, 2 Assists

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