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CAA Basketball Tournament Bracket, Standings, Schedule and Breakdown

This has already been quite the season for CAA basketball. The Colonial Athletic Association currently has three 20-win teams in Towson, UNC Wilmington and Hofstra. On top of that, a whopping seven total teams finished above .500 overall in the CAA basketball standings. If not for being a mid-major conference with a weak strength of schedule, the Colonial would have a real chance at being a multi-bid league this year. Unfortunately, that is not the case, and only one team will advance to the NCAA Tournament to play for a college basketball championship. The following contains the CAA Tournament bracket and schedule, as well as a preview of what we can expect to see.


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CAA Basketball Standings

TeamConf. RecordOverall RecordSeed
Towson15-324-71 Seed
UNC Wilmington15-321-82 Seed
Hofstra13-521-103 Seed
Drexel10-815-134 Seed
Delaware10-819-125 Seed
Charleston8-1016-146 Seed
Elon7-1110-217 Seed
William & Mary4-145-268 Seed
Northeastern2-168-219 Seed
James Madison6-1215-14N/A

CAA Tournament Schedule

Dates: March 5-8
TV Schedule: FloHoops (First Round, Quarterfinals); CBSSN (Semifinals, Championship)
Venue: Entertainment and Sports Arena – Washington, D.C.
Byes: Top 7 Seeds Receive Single Bye
Defending Champion: Drexel

CAA Tournament Bracket

First Round

  • (9) Northeastern 68, (8) William & Mary 63 (OT)

Quarterfinals

  • (1) Towson 68, (9) Northeastern 61
  • (5) Delaware 66, (4) Drexel 56
  • (2) UNC Wilmington 75, (7) Elon 58
  • (6) Charleston 92, (3) Hofstra 76

Semifinals

  • (5) Delaware 69, (1) Towson 56
  • (2) UNC Wilmington 60, (6) Charleston 57

Championship

  • (5) Delaware 59, (2) UNC Wilmington 55

Delaware advances to NCAA Tournament

Cameron Holden Towson college basketball CAA Tournament bracket standings schedule
Credit: Towson Athletics

Colonial Athletic Association Breakdown

The consensus feeling coming into the 2022 CAA basketball tournament is that it is Towson’s to lose. The Tigers have four players averaging in double figures this season, with Nicolas Timberlake leading the way at 14.3 points per game. Towson also boasts national ranks of 49th in points scored, 88th in field goal percentage, 53rd in three-point percentage, 93rd in total rebounds, 93rd in turnovers, and 59th in assist-to-turnover ratio. All of that being said, both UNC Wilmington and Hofstra have strong cases as well. As the top two seeds in the bracket, Towson and UNC Wilmington could be headed for a rubber match in the CAA Tournament title game after splitting the season series.

4-seed Drexel, the defending CAA basketball champion in the Colonial, matches up very well with the top teams in the conference. They seemed to lose the close games to Towson, UNC Wilmington, Hofstra while splitting their season series with 5-seed Delaware. Speaking of the Blue Hens, they are probably one of the more complete teams in this conference as they produce on both ends of the floor and have four double-digit scorers. They will have an opportunity to knock off the defending champs in their Quarterfinal matchup.

An underdog to watch out for in the CAA basketball tournament is 6-seed Charleston. The Cougars have a quartet of double-digit scorers and can really light up the scoreboard. They rank top-30 in the country in total scoring offense on the season. It should be a ton of fun to watch the teams of the Colonial Atheltic Association duke it out over the coming days. Unfortunately, this year’s tournament will only feature nine teams after the league itself banned James Madison from participating.

Team Stats | 2022 CAA Basketball Tournament

(1) Towson Tigers

NET Ranking: 61 (No. 1 in CAA)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 65 (No. 1 in CAA)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency Ranking: 111.9 (No. 34)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency Ranking: 99.9 (No. 101)
Strength of Schedule Rating: -2.41 (No. 210)

(2) UNC Wilmington Seahawks

NET Ranking: 186 (No. 6 in CAA)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 187 (No. 6 in CAA)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency Ranking: 103.7 (No. 178)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency Ranking: 105.2 (No. 205)
Strength of Schedule Rating: -3.03 (No. 227)

(3) Hofstra Pride

NET Ranking: 114 (No. 2 in CAA)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 120 (No. 2 in CAA)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency Ranking: 109.3 (No. 76)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency Ranking: 105.0 (No. 203)
Strength of Schedule Rating: +0.01 (No. 151)

(4) Drexel Dragons

NET Ranking: 152 (No. 5 in CAA)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 147 (No. 3 in CAA)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency Ranking: 105.9 (No. 133)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency Ranking: 104.4 (No. 191)
Strength of Schedule Rating: -1.28 (No. 185)

(5) Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens

NET Ranking: 149 (No. 3 in CAA)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 161 (No. 5 in CAA)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency Ranking: 108.2 (No. 90)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency Ranking: 107.6 (No. 257)
Strength of Schedule Rating: -2.80 (No. 221)

(6) Charleston Cougars

NET Ranking: 150 (No. 4 in CAA)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 156 (No. 4 in CAA)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency Ranking: 105.0 (No. 150)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency Ranking: 104.0 (No. 183)
Strength of Schedule Rating: -1.10 (No. 175)

(7) Elon Phoenix

NET Ranking: 246 (No. 8 in CAA)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 245 (No. 7 in CAA)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency Ranking: 100.2 (No. 247)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency Ranking: 106.6 (No. 240)
Strength of Schedule Rating: +2.21 (No. 117)

(8) William & Mary Tribe

NET Ranking: 341 (No. 10 in CAA)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 340 (No. 10 in CAA)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency Ranking: 90.8 (No. 353)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency Ranking: 108.8 (No. 278)
Strength of Schedule Rating: -0.81 (No. 165)

(9) Northeastern Huskies

NET Ranking: 257 (No. 9 in CAA)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 267 (No. 9 in CAA)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency Ranking: 97.9 (No. 285)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency Ranking: 106.2 (No. 228)
Strength of Schedule Rating: -0.67 (No. 163)



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