2023 Charleston vs UNCW - Men's

Charleston Basketball Off To Best Start In CAA History After UNCW Win

Charleston Basketball Off To Best Start In CAA History After UNCW Win

College of Charleston beat UNC Wilmington basketball to improve to 17-1, continuing the nation's best winning streak at 16 games.

Jan 12, 2023 by FloHoops Staff
Charleston scores first in game vs. UNCW

The nation’s longest men’s college basketball winning streak stayed intact as College of Charleston beat UNC Wilmington on Wednesday at Trask Coliseum in Wilmington, 71-69. 

Charleston is now atop the Colonial Athletic Association and has still not lost a basketball game since early November. 

But this win wasn't easy. 

Leading by 11 at halftime, UNCW rallied in the second half to take the lead with less than five minutes to play. Charleston retook it on a layup and free throw by Ryan Larson, 70-69. UNC Wilmington had several opportunities to win the game in the final minute, including watching a shot at the buzzer rim out. 

After never trailing in the game, UNCW used an 8-0 run in the final 10 minutes to lead by as many as four points. 

Charleston, facing a raucous sellout crowd on the road, rallied back with a three-pointer by Ante Brzovic with 2:15 to play, followed by an and-one layup from Larson to regain the lead. 

Dalton Bolon scored 16 points for Charleston, tied with UNCW's Trazarien White for the game-high.  

The loss snaps a 13-game winning streak by the Seahawks, who are in second-place in the CAA.  

The game, which featured the two longest win streaks in college basketball, captured the attention of the college hoops world on Wednesday, two days after Hall of Fame announcer Dick Vitale pointed the matchup out on Monday. 

Here Are Some Twitter Reactions From Charleston Vs. UNCW

Another Win For Charleston As The Cougars Keep Rolling

Charleston Basketball Makes CAA History With Win

Ryan Larsen Comes Up Big As Charleston Retakes The Lead

Charleston Coach Pat Kelsey Is In The Discussion For National Coach Of The Year 

Jeff Goodman Credits Jaylon Scott's Defense Down The Stretch

UNC Wilmington Fans Came Out In Force For Charleston Game

When Does College Of Charleston Play UNCW Basketball Again?

The two teams will play again 7 p.m. ET on Feb. 8 in Charleston.