Sixth-seeded men’s basketball must be ‘road warriors’ in CAC Championship Tournament

Sixth-seeded men’s basketball must be ‘road warriors’ in CAC Championship Tournament

DOVER, Del. – The Wesley College men's basketball team earned the sixth seed in the upcoming 2018 Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) Championship Tournament and will face third-seeded Salisbury in the quarterfinals of the tournament on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

The Wolverines finished the 2017-18 regular season with a 13-12 overall record and a 9-9 record in the CAC. The Wolverines turned it on during the latter part of the season winning four of their last five games to clinch a spot in the tournament for the 11th consecutive season.

"All of our goals are in front of us and we are taking a 'windshield' approach to looking forward at what's ahead of us and that is a quick turnaround game at Salisbury," said head coach Dean Burrows. "Our guys earned the opportunity to have two more practices and game. Now, we are working towards being able to practice again on Wednesday."

During the regular season, Wesley was the best free-throw shooting and three-point shooting team in the CAC. Wesley was 73.2 percent (410-560) from the free-throw line and 38 percent (176-463) from three.

Sophomore guard Brian Cameron led the CAC in scoring, averaging 20.6 points per game and totaling 516 points on the season. Cameron also holds the CAC lead in three-point percentage and ranks second in free throws. Cameron knocked down 46.8 percent (59-126) of his three-point attempts and 115 of his 138 free throws on the year. Cameron also tied for sixth in assists (79) in the CAC.

Senior guard JW Lawson and junior guard Evan Anderson also recorded double-figure scoring averages on the season. Anderson ranked eighth in the conference in scoring (13.4) while Lawson tied for the ninth-best scoring average in the league (13.1). Lawson stole the ball 43 times this season to tie for fifth in the CAC.

Senior forward Paul Clemons pulled down a team-best 152 rebounds and registered the highest free-throw shooting percentage in the CAC, making 85.5 percent (53-62) from the charity stripe.

Wesley and Salisbury split the season series with both teams getting wins on their home floor. Salisbury picked up an 84-68 win over Wesley on Jan. 17 while Wesley notched a 67-57 win on Feb. 14.

The winner of the Wesley-Salisbury quarterfinal matchup will face the No. 2 seed York on the road on Thursday at 7 p.m.