Monday's local college basketball roundup: William and Mary men to play Elon in first round of CAA tournament

Men's basketball:

William and Mary will be the No. 4 seed in the CAA Tournament, which runs March 3-6 at the North Charleston (S.C.) Coliseum. The Tribe (16-13) will play No. 5 Elon (18-13) at 2:30 March 4. Both teams were 10-8 in conference play.

The teams split two meetings during the regular season. On Jan. 5, William and Mary won 88-85 at Kaplan Arena. On Jan. 21, the Phoenix won 71-62 on their home court.

Western Carolina 81, VMI 68: Marc Gosselin scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and the host Catamounts beat the Keydets for the No. 8 seed in the Southern Conference tournament.

Haboubacar Mutombo added 16 points and five assists, Devin Peterson added 15 points, and Yalim Olcay had 14 for WCU (9-22, 4-14).

QJ Peterson scored 20 points and Trey Chapman had a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds for VMI (6-23, 3-15), which entered tied with Western Carolina and The Citadel.

Women's basketball:

No. 1 Connecticut 96, South Florida 68: Napheesa Collier had a career-high 39 points and 12 rebounds to help the Huskies wrap up another undefeated regular season and extend their NCAA record winning streak to 104 games.

Katie Lou Samuelson added 16 and became the 44th player in program history with 1,000 career points.

UConn (29-0, 16-0 American Athletic Conference) completed its ninth undefeated regular season and moved within one victory of 12 consecutive 30-win seasons. The host Bulls fell to 22-7, 11-5. ...

William and Mary senior Alexandra Masaquel was named the Colonial Athletic Association Co-Player of the Week. Masaquel averaged 14.5 points and nine rebounds to help the Tribe post wins over UNC Wilmington and James Madison.

Sunday, Masaquel finished with 15 points, six rebounds and four steals in the Tribe’s 62-53 road win at JMU. It was W&M’s first victory at the Convocation Center since 1999.

Masaquel shared the weekly honor with Hofstra’s Ashunae Durant.

Big South

Radford clinched a share of the regular-season championship with a 49-48 home win over Campbell.

The Highlanders (22-6, 14-3) earned the top seed in the conference tournament, which runs March 9-12. The Camels fell to 21-7, 13-4. ...

KJ Weaver made the go-ahead layup with 38 seconds left, and UNC Asheville claimed a 57-53 win at Liberty. Weaver also added a team-high 11 rebounds and Chatori Major scored 13 points for the Bulldogs (14-14, 8-9).

Ola Makurat scored 19 points and Keyen Green added 10 points and seven rebounds for the Flames (12-16, 11-6).

Earlier Monday, Green was named the conference Freshman of the Week. Green averaged 16.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in the Flames’ road wins over Longwood and Winthrop last week. ...

Four High Point players scored in double figures, and the host Panthers handled Longwood 81-60. Camryn Brown scored 13 points and Kat Harris, Shea Morgan and Kaylah Keys added 12 points each for High Point (14-14, 12-5).

Eboni Gilliam scored 19 points for the Lancers (4-24, 1-16).

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