No. 16 Blue Hens Set as First Seed as Pairings Announced for 2013 CAA Women’s Basketball Championship Presented by Jani-King
March 8, 2013
RICHMOND, Va. – The pairings are set for the 2013 CAA Women’s Basketball Championship, presented by Jani-King, which will be held March 14-17 at The Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, Md. The University of Delaware, the 2012 CAA Champion, has been set as the #1 seed after finishing the regular season with an unblemished 18-0 mark for the second consecutive season.
First round action tips off at noon Thursday as #8 George Mason takes on #9 UNCW. The nationally ranked Blue Hens will face the winner of the match at noon Friday.
With a win over George Mason/UNCW, Delaware will play at 2 p.m. Saturday in the semifinals against the winner of #4 Northeastern vs. #5 Hofstra. The Huskies and Pride play at 2:30 p.m. Friday.
The championship game is slated for 2 p.m. on Sunday. Should the Hens advance, they could match up against #2 James Madison, #3 Drexel, #6 William & Mary or #7 Towson.
All eight games of the CAA Women’s Basketball Championship will be available via various multimedia platforms. Delaware’s Friday quarterfinal contest will be streamed online at CAA.TV. Saturday’s 2 p.m. semifinal will be televised on Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic PLUS, The Comcast Network-Philadelphia, Comcast SportsNet New England, Comcast SportsNet Southeast and WECT (Wilmington, N.C.). The championship game is scheduled to be televised on Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, The Comcast Network Philadelphia, Comcast SportsNet New England, Comcast SportsNet Southeast and WECT. Visit www.caasports.com throughout the week for updated television listings.
Delaware captured its first-ever CAA Tournament title last season and was the 2013 preseason favorite for a second title.
Tickets for the CAA Women’s Basketball Championship can be purchased by calling The Show Place Arena box office at 310-952-7900 or by logging on to Ticketmaster.com.
2013 CAA Women’s Basketball Championship
Thursday, March 14
Game 1 – 12 p.m. - #8 George Mason vs. #9 UNCW
Friday, March 15
Game 2 – 12 p.m. - #1 Delaware vs. G1 Winner
Game 3 – 2:30 p.m. - #4 Northeastern vs. #5 Hofstra
Game 4 – 5 p.m. - #2 James Madison vs. #7 Towson
Game 5 – 7:30 p.m. - #3 Drexel vs. #6 William & Mary
Saturday, March 16
Game 6 – 2 p.m. – G2 Winner vs. G3 Winner
Game 7 – 4:30 p.m. – G4 Winner vs. G5 Winner
Sunday, March 17
Game 8 – 2 p.m. – G6 Winner vs. G7 Winner