|Wilmington Coach Brad Brownell|
UNC-W Scouting Report
|UNC Wilmington forward Anthony Terrell|
Head Coach Brad Brownell: Coach Brownell took over the helm of the Seahawks April 24, 2002. The début season for Brownell ended in a 24-7 record, as UNCW claimed its second consecutive NCAA Tournament bid and clinched its fifth post-season berth in the last six seasons. Brownell was named the Colonial Athletic Association's Coach-of-the-Year for his efforts.
Early Season: The Seahawks roll into Raleigh with a 5-4 record coming off a 69-61 win over James Madison. They also have played UNC-Chapel Hill and were beaten by the Heels 71-54. The two ACC games and their conference opener against JMU is probably the toughest stretch for UNC-W for the 2003-04 season. After the UNC game, Coach Brownell said, "We did about everything we could do (to win). Now we have to get ready for James Madison and then N.C. State at the end of the week. This is a tough stretch for us."
Probable Starting 5: F – #23 Terrell, Anthony (Sr 6-7 230), 9.0 ppg, 2.6 rpg... F – #34 Laue, Mitch (So 6-7 225), 2.9 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 5 apg... G – #3 Goldsberry, John (So 6-3 185), 5.8 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 3.7 apg... G – #15 Gunn, Andy (Sr 6-4 205), 2.1 ppg, .4 rpg... G – #21 Spencer, Ed (Jr 6-2 180), 10.9 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 1.2 apg
UNC-W's Top Gun: Senior Forward Anthony Terrell (6-7 230) leads the Seahawks in rebounding (4.0 rpg) and is second in scoring (9.0 ppg). The big man can also step out and hit the three where he is shooting 44% from beyond the arc (4-9). Terrell had 5 points and 4 rebounds against Maryland's formidable front line in the 2003 NCAA tournament.
Passing the rock:Sophomore John Goldsberry set a freshman record by dishing out 105 assists in his rookie season with the Seahawks. He also led the CAA in assist/ratio margin (2.89) and committed only 37 turnovers in 856 minutes of action as a freshman. He leads his team with 33 assists in 2003.
Key Match-Up: NC State vs. Mid-Major letdown: Even though UNC-W is a budding team who made their fifth post-season appearance in six season, they have built their success off a weak Colonial Athletic Association schedule. As UNC showed the Seahawks in December (71-54 loss), the ACC is no mid-major conference. However, UNC-W's biggest ally may be a Wolfpack mental letdown. The game against the Seahawks comes in the middle of the holidays and is after their conference opener against Virginia. Coach Brownell will have his team up for the game and the first 10 minutes for the Pack will be crucial.
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UNC Wilmington forward Aaron Coombs stands on the court in defeat after the Seahawks lost to Maryland 75-73 on a last-second shot in the NCAA South Regional basketball tournament in Nashville, Tenn. on Friday, March 21, 2003. Celebrating at left is Maryland center Tahj Holden. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
|No||Name||Pos||Ht||Wt||Yr||City (High School)|
|00||Aaron Combs||F||6-11||245||JR||Sugarland, Texas (Ft. Bend)|
|2||T.J. Carter||G||6-3||185||FR||Mechanicsville, Md. (Chopticon)|
|3||John Goldsberry||G||6-3||185||SO||Vandalia, Ohio (Butler)|
|5||Joel Justus||G||6-6||210||SR||Winston-Salem, N.C. (Mt. Tabor)|
|10||David Noel||G||6-2||190||FR||Boynton Beach, Fla. (Boynton Beach)|
|12||Joseph King||G||6-1||185||JR||Wilmington, N.C (Hoggard)|
|15||Andy Gunn||G||6-4||205||SR||Charlotte, N.C. (South Mecklenburg/Iowa Western)|
|20||Taylor Lay||F||6-7||225||SO||Oklahoma City, Okla. (Southeast/Denver)|
|21||Ed Spencer||G||6-2||180||JR||Kansas City, Mo. (Shawnee Mission East/Butler County C.C.)|
|23||Anthony Terrell||F||6-7||230||SR||Rowlett, Texas (Rowlett)|
|31||Dejan Grkovic||F||6-8||225||FR||Hamilton, Ontario (Sherwood)|
|33||Halston Lane||G||6-6||205||JR||Oak Ridge, Tenn. (Oak Ridge/Georgia Tech)|
|34||Mitch Laue||F||6-7||225||SO||Dallas, Texas (Bishop Lynch)|
|42||Beckham Wyrick||F||6-6||210||SO||Cincinnati, Ohio (Roger Bacon)|