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2014 CAA Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2014 Colonial Athletic Association Men's Basketball Tournament was held March 7–10 at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. The champion received an automatic bid to the 2014 NCAA Tournament.

2014 CAA Men's Basketball Tournament
2014 CAA Men's Basketball Championship Logo.gif
Tournament Logo
ClassificationDivision I
Season2013–14
Teams9
SiteBaltimore Arena
Baltimore, Maryland
ChampionsDelaware (1st title)
Winning coachMonté Ross (1st title)
MVPJarvis Threatt (Delaware)
Attendance19,065
Top scorersJarvis Threatt (Delaware)
Marcus Thornton (William & Mary)
(59 points)
TelevisionCAA.tv, CSN, NBCSN
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2013–14 CAA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Delaware 14 2   .875     25 10   .714
Towson 13 3   .813     25 11   .694
William & Mary 10 6   .625     20 12   .625
Drexel 8 8   .500     16 14   .533
Northeastern 7 9   .438     11 21   .344
College of Charleston 6 10   .375     14 18   .438
James Madison 6 10   .375     11 20   .355
Hofstra 5 11   .313     10 23   .303
UNC Wilmington 3 13   .188     9 23   .281
2014 CAA Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014 tournament featured nine teams due to the departure of George Mason from the conference to join the Atlantic 10,[1] and the addition of the College of Charleston.[2]

SeedsEdit

Seed School Conference Overall
1 Delaware ‡† 14–2 22–9
2 Towson 13–3 22–9
3 William & Mary 10–6 18–11
4 Drexel 8–8 16–13
5 Northeastern 7–9 10–20
6 College of Charleston 6–10 14–17
7 James Madison 6–10 11–19
8 Hofstra 5–11 9–22
9 UNC Wilmington 3–13 9–22
‡ – CAA regular season champions.
† – Received a bye in the conference tournament.
Overall records are as of the end of the regular season.

ScheduleEdit

Session Game Time* Matchup# Television
First round – Friday March 7, 2014
1 1 7:00 pm #9 UNC Wilmington 70 vs #8 Hofstra 78 CAA.TV
Quarterfinals – Saturday March 8, 2014
2 2 12:00 pm #8 Hofstra 76 vs #1 Delaware 87 Comcast SportsNet
3 2:30 pm #5 Northeastern 90 vs #4 Drexel 81 Comcast SportsNet
3 4 6:00 pm #7 James Madison 71 vs #2 Towson 80 Comcast SportsNet
5 8:30 pm #6 College of Charleston 59 vs #3 William & Mary 70 Comcast SportsNet
Semifinals – Sunday March 9, 2014
4 6 2:30 pm #5 Northeastern 74 vs #1 Delaware 87 NBCSN
7 5:00 pm #3 William & Mary 75 vs #2 Towson 71 NBCSN
Championship – Monday March 10, 2014
5 8 7:00 pm #3 William & Mary 74 vs #1 Delaware 75 NBCSN
*Game times in ET.[3] #-Rankings denote tournament seed

BracketEdit

  First round
Friday, March 7
CAA.TV
Quarterfinals
Saturday, March 8
Comcast SportsNet
Semifinals
Sunday, March 9
NBCSN
Championship
Monday, March 10
NBCSN
                                     
       
  1 Delaware 87  
    8 Hofstra 76  
8 Hofstra 78
9 UNC Wilmington 70  
  1 Delaware 87  
  5 Northeastern 74  
 
 
  4 Drexel 81
    5 Northeastern 90  
 
  1 Delaware 75
  3 William & Mary 74
 
 
  2 Towson 80
    7 James Madison 71  
 
  2 Towson 71
  3 William & Mary 75  
 
 
  3 William & Mary 70
    6 College of Charleston 59  

Awards and honorsEdit

Tournament MVP
  • Jarvis Threatt, Delaware
All-Tournament Team
  • Jarvis Threatt, Delaware
  • Carl Baptiste, Delaware
  • Devon Sadler, Delaware
  • Marcus Thornton, William & Mary
  • Brandon Britt, William & Mary
  • Scott Eatherton, Northeastern

Game summariesEdit

First roundEdit

CAA.tv
March 7
7:00 pm
#9 UNC Wilmington 70, #8 Hofstra 78
Scoring by half: 35-39, 35-39
Pts: Ponder - 26
Rebs: Sherwood - 7
Asts: Eblen - 5
Ponder - 2 Stls
Pts: Upshaw - 23
Rebs: Nwaukoni - 14
Asts: Allen - 4
Kone - 3 blocks, 2 steals
Baltimore Arena
Baltimore, MD
Attendance: 1,705
Referees: Sean Casady, Clarence Armstrong, Tim Comer

QuarterfinalsEdit

March 8
12:00 pm
#8 Hofstra 76, #1 Delaware 87
Scoring by half: 40-37, 36-50
Pts: Upshaw - 23
Rebs: Nwaukoni - 15
Asts: Nesmith - 4
Allen - 9 Pts, 10 Rebs
Pts: Usher - 28
Rebs: Usher - 8
Asts: Threatt - 4
Saddler - 15 Pts, 6 Rebs
Baltimore Arena
Baltimore, MD
Referees: Ron Tyburski, Tony Dawkins, Jeff Nichols
March 8
2:30 pm
#5 Northeastern 90, #4 Drexel 81
Scoring by half: 35-21, 55-60
Pts: Eatherton - 23
Rebs: Eatherton - 15
Asts: Tied - 3
Stahl - 19 Pts, 12 Rebs
Pts: Fouch - 30
Rebs: Tied - 7
Asts: Allen - 5
Massenat - 19 Pts
Baltimore Arena
Baltimore, MD
Attendance: 2,998
Referees: Dennis Allocco, Andrew Marotta, Tim Comer
March 8
6:00 pm
#7 James Madison 71, #2 Towson 80
Scoring by half: 27-34, 44-46
Pts: Nation - 18
Rebs: Satkus - 7
Asts: Curry - 5
Cooke - 14 Pts
Pts: McGlynn - 21
Rebs: Benimon - 10
Asts: Benimon - 4
Benimon - 18 Pts
Baltimore Arena
Baltimore, MD
Referees: Robert Testa, Sean Casady, John Gwynn
March 8
8:30 pm
#6 College of Charleston 59, #3 William & Mary 70
Scoring by half: 40-28, 19-42
Pts: Hall - 15
Rebs: Hall - 14
Asts: Stitt - 4
Thomas - 14 Pts
Pts: Tied - 16
Rebs: Tarpey - 8
Asts: Prewitt - 2
Tarpey - 9 Pts
Baltimore Arena
Baltimore, MD
Attendance: 4,897
Referees: Matt Oblas, Louie Andrakakos, Clarence Armstrong

SemifinalsEdit

March 9
2:30 pm
#5 Northeastern 74, #1 Delaware 87
Scoring by half: 37-39, 37-48
Pts: Eatherton - 20
Rebs: Tied - 8
Asts: Pollard - 3
Spencer - 18 Pts, 8 Rebs
Pts: Usher - 20
Rebs: Threatt - 11
Asts: Saddler - 9
Threatt - 19 Pts
Baltimore Arena
Baltimore, MD
Referees: William Humes, Joe Lindsay, Mike Eades
March 9
5:00 pm
#3 William & Mary 75, #2 Towson 71
Scoring by half: 36-36, 39-35
Pts: Thornton - 21
Rebs: Tied - 4
Asts: Tied - 4
Britt - 16 Pts
Pts: Benimon - 18
Rebs: Tied - 5
Asts: Damas - 3
Burwell - 17 Pts
Baltimore Arena
Baltimore, MD
Attendance: 4,051
Referees: William Covington, Tim Comer, Ted Nestor

ChampionshipEdit

March 10
7:00 pm
#3 William & Mary 74, #1 Delaware 75
Scoring by half: 33-39, 41-36
Pts: Thornton - 22
Rebs: Tarpey - 8
Asts: Tied - 4
Rusthoven - 16 Pts, 3 Blks
Pts: Baptiste - 24
Rebs: Usher - 10
Asts: Tied - 5
Threatt - 18 Pts, 7 Rebs
Baltimore Arena
Baltimore, MD
Attendance: 5,414
Referees: Roger Ayers, Les Jones, Jamie Luckie

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Goff, Steven (March 25, 2013). "George Mason to join Atlantic 10 in July, leaving CAA". Washington Post. Retrieved November 21, 2013.
  2. ^ Miller, Andrew. "College of Charleston to join Colonial Athletic Association". The Post and Courier. Retrieved November 21, 2013.
  3. ^ "2014 Men's Basketball Championship". CAA. Retrieved November 21, 2013.[permanent dead link]