Feb 10, 2013, 12:14 PM EDT
Before we get to the news, notes and links from Saturday, a reminder that there is a key game in CAA men’s basketball tonight. James Madison, which is in third place in the CAA at 8-4 and has won five of its last six, visits preseason league favorite Drexel at 7 p.m. in a game televised regionally by Comcast SportsNet.
All four road teams came out on top during an exciting Saturday of CAA men’s basketball action that included a pair of overtime games. For the season, home teams are just 34-31 in conference play. Six of the league’s 11 squads have better records on the road than at home in CAA contests.
Hofstra 65, UNCW 56
Game recap from Brian Mull at the Wilmington Star-News.
Hofstra snapped a seven-game overall losing streak and a 16-game slide on the road that dated back to last season.
The Pride rallied from a 12-point second-half deficit and posted its biggest comeback win since Feb. 15, 2011 vs. William & Mary.
Junior forward Stephen Nwaukoni posted his second straight double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Freshman Jordan Allen made a career-high seven steals, which was one shy of a school record and the most by a Hofstra player since 2004.
Senior point guard Stevie Mejia scored a team-high 18 points for Hofstra in the win.
UNCW senior Keith Rendleman recorded his 14th double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Rendleman is now 13 rebounds shy of 1,000 for his career,
Sophomore Cedrick Williams scored double digits for the second straight game with 13 points and five rebounds.
Delaware 79, George Mason 72
Delaware snapped a 10-game losing streak to the Patriots in Fairfax and won for the fourth time overall in its past five games. The Blue Hens are now 8-2 in their last 10 CAA road games.
Junior guard Devon Saddler scored a team-high 22 points. It was his 30th straight game in double figures and his 10th game with 20 or more points. He moved into 7th place on UD’s all-time scoring list with 1,480 points.
Sophomore guard Jarvis Threatt recorded the first double-double of his career with 20 points and a career-high 10 rebounds. He also dished out six assists.
Mason forward Jonathan Arledge recorded his first double-double with 15 points and a career-high 11 rebounds. Arledge is averaging 17.3 ppg and 7.3 rpg over his last four games.
Sophomore Erik Copes also posted his first double-double with a career-high 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Guard Bryon Allen contributed 12 points and eight assists and didn’t commit a turnover.
Towson 90, Georgia State 82 (ot)
Towson has won four consecutive CAA games for the first time ever and has captured 10 games away from home for the first time since 1993-94.
The Tigers shot over 50% from the floor (56.4%) for the third straight game and were a season-best 13-of-21 from 3-point range.
Junior Rafriel Guthrie came off the bench to score a career-high 23 points and also dished out six assists.
Freshman guard Jerome Hairston added 17 points, which marked his third straight game with at least 17 points. Post player Bilal Dixon had his third double-double of the year with 14 points and 12 boards.
Georgia State junior Manny Atkins tied his career high with 26 points. The league’s most accurate 3-point shooter was 4-of-6 from beyond the arc and also made three steals.
Point guard Devonta White poured in a season-high 22 points and dished out seven assists. It was his 21st straight game scoring double figures.
Center James Vincent blocked six shots and has a league-high 65 rejections for the season. He is 3rd on GSU’s single-season blocks list.
Northeastern 79, Old Dominion 74 (ot)
Northeastern’s 11-1 record in CAA play is its best ever, topping the 10-1 start by the 2008-09 team. Nine of the Huskies’ 12 CAA games have been decided by seven points or less and they are 8-1 in those contests.
Northeastern is now 6-0 on the road in CAA play and 8-1 overall in away games, which is tied for the second-best road winning percentage in the nation.
Senior guard Joel Smith scored a game-high 27 points for NU, which was his ninth straight game in double digits. He was 10-for-10 from the free throw line in overtime.
Senior Jonathan Lee added 19 points, which was just one shy of his season high.
ODU sophomore guard Dimitri Batten scored a career-high 25 points, topping his previous best of 23 points in a win over Virginia in December.
Senior forward DeShawn Painter recorded his seventh double-double of the year with 15 points and a career-high 16 rebounds.
ODU was just 1-for-26 from 3-point range but connected on 30-of-51 on two-point field goals.
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