Mar 15, 2013, 9:11 AM EDT
Quarterfinal Friday tips off at noon at The Show Place Arena. Live action can be seen on CAA.TV throughout the day. Fans can also listen on CAA.TV as well as using the league’s iPhone and iPad apps (Free login required). Visit CAASports.com/mobile for details on the the mobile apps.
No. 1 Delaware (27-3) vs. No. UNCW (5-25)
When: Noon Friday
What you need to know about the Blue Hens: Delaware hasn’t lost a league game in two seasons and is on a 22-game win streak, third best nationally behind Baylor and Notre Dame. Five seniors are in the lineup, and while the CAA’s all-time leading scorer and three-time league Player of the Year Elena Delle Donne is the most decorate, the Hens have an excellent cast around her in Lauren Carra, Trumae Lucas, Kayla Miller (CAA leader in assist-to-turnover ratio) and Danielle Parker. Delaware won its first NCAA Tournament game a year ago, and this team should go further in the national tournament given its first two rounds will be at a sold-out Carpenter Center in Newark, Del. As for Delle Donne, the 6-5 forward/guard/center is a marvel, rebounding from a reoccurrence of her Lyme Disease to lead the nation in scoring at 25.5 ppg. Her skill set is unmatched in the CAA, and she will likely go second in the WNBA draft behind Baylor’s Brittney Griner.
What you need to know about the Seahawks: UNCW upended George Mason 60-46 in Thursday’s first-round game behind 24 points from sophomore guard Kelva Atkins. Senior Karmeshia Garrett (10.9 rpg) is ranked 17th nationally in rebounds and received third-team all-conference honors. Adel Harris is coaching her first season at UNCW.
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