Preview: CAA Tournament kicks off Saturday in Baltimore on CSN

Preview: CAA Tournament kicks off Saturday in Baltimore on CSN
March 7, 2014, 10:15 pm
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Here's a quick look at Saturday's CAA tournament quarterfinal games: 

Noon, CSN - No. 1 Delaware vs. No. 8 Hofstra – The Blue Hens won their first CAA regular-season title this year and have their whole lineup back after three starters missed time due to off-court issues. Devon Saddler (20.2 ppg) and Davon Usher (19.4) ranked first and third in the conference in scoring. Is coming off Friday night’s 78-70 victory over UNCW, and don’t get much time to rest, making life tougher.The Pride scored the game's final nine points to pull out the win. 

2:30 p.m., CSN - No. 4 Drexel vs. No. 5 Northeastern—The teams split two regular-season meetings. Northeastern rallied from five points down in the final minute to pull out a two-point win last week. Scott Eatherton of Northeastern was picked as the CAA Defensive Player of the Year. Frantz Massenat from Drexel earned first-team All-CAA honors after averaging 17.4 points and a conference-best 4.8 assists.

6 p.m., CSN+ – No. 2 Towson vs. No. 7 James Madison—Jerrelle Benimon of Towson was voted the CAA’s Player of the Year for the second straight year and has led the Tigers all season. He posted 20 double-doubles and has been tough to stop. The Tigers won both meetings with James Madison this season.

8:30 – No. 3 William & Mary vs. No. 6 College of Charleston—The teams split the two games, but College of Charleston crushed the Tribe 87-54 when last they met on Feb. 19. The Tribe stumbled a bit at season’s end, splitting its final six games after challenging Towson for second place earlier in February. William & Mary’s Marcus Thornton (18.6) is the team’s top scorer and ranks fifth in the CAA overall.