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CAA Basketball Tournament Predictions: No.1 Charleston vs No.7 Stony Brook

CAA Basketball Tournament Predictions: No.1 Charleston vs No.7 Stony Brook

The CAA Tournament Championship Game will feature No.1 Charleston Basketball vs. No.7 Stony Brook Basketball on March 12 at 7 pm. Here's what to know.

Mar 12, 2024 by Deondre Hayes

The CAA Men's Basketball Tournament Championship Game is set for the defending champions No.1 Charleston Basketball to play No.7 Stony Brook at 7 p.m. on March 12. Stony Brook is having a Cinderella story in March Madness and has made history reaching its first CAA Tournament Championship Game in school history.

Charleston is on the verge of history as well with a chance at back-to-back CAA Tournament Championships for the first time since UNCW in 2016 and 2017.  The Cougars have extended their win streak to 11 games, the second longest active streak in the country, and are just one game away from a trip to the NCAA Tournament. 

Stony Brook has been a historic run this CAA Tournament becoming only the the third team seeded seventh to advance to the final. The Seawolves are coming off two double overtime victories over  the No. 2 Drexel, and No. 3 Hofstra, by far the hardest route of any team in the 2024 CAA Men's Tournament. 

Here's a deeper look into the CAA Men's Tournament Championship Game matchup scheduled for March 12 at 7 pm.

Charleston Basketball vs. Stony Brook Basketball

Charleston is coming off a narrow 61-56 win over No. 5 Towson in the semifinals. The Tigers were one of the few teams who beat Charleston this season in conference play. Charleston has experience in this position as they won against Towson in a close 77-72 game before entering last year's championship vs.UNCW.

Stony Brook, however, finds itself in a new position reaching its first ever CAA Tournament Championship Game in program history. The Seawolves are coming off two thrilling back-to-back double overtime victories over No.2 Drexel and No.3 Hofstra.

There are three players for Stony Brook who have all had huge parts in surging this team to the finals. In the quarterfinals Aaron Clarke and Chris Maidoh both scored their season-highs in scoring in the clutch win over Drexel. The team's leading scorer, Tyler Stephenson-Moore, led the team with 23 points in the big semifinals win over Hofstra. 

Earlier in the CAA regular season Charleston defeated Stony Brook 93-87 on the road. The game was intense with 17 lead changes throughout and featured eight players finishing in double figures. Charleston had five of those players with Reyne Smith leading the way with 20 points and shooting 4-6 from 3-pt. 

For Stony Brook on their Jan. 6 matchup vs. Charleston, Tyler Stephenson-Moore and Aaron Clarke both finished with 21 points.

Prior to that, the last time these two saw each other was in the 2023 CAA Championship Quarterfinals where Charleston won 74-52.

Both teams are playing their best brand of basketball in March Madness as they seek a CAA Tournament Championship and a trip to the NCAA Tournament.

CAA Basketball Championship Prediction

I feel Charleston Men's Basketball proven success in the CAA Basketball Tournament as well longer recovery time due to having a bye to the quarterfinals helps get them the win. Stony Brook has fought extremely hard each game, beating the No.2 and No.3 seed and will be tested again with the defending champions.

CAA Tournament 2023 Quarterfinals Stony Brook vs Charleston


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How To Watch The 2024 CAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

The first three rounds, including the quarterfinals, will be streamed on FloHoops and the FloSports App.

Both the semifinals and championship game will be available on the CBS Sports Network. 

CAA Men's Basketball Tournament Bracket

Friday, March 8 – First Round

  • Game 1: No. 12 North Carolina A&T vs. No. 13 William & Mary – 2 p.m., FloHoops
  • Game 2: No. 11 Elon vs. No. 14 Hampton – 4:30 p.m., FloHoops

Saturday, March 9 – Second Round

  • Game 3: No. 8 Monmouth vs. No. 9 Campbell – 12 p.m., FloHoops
  • Game 4: No. 5 Towson vs. Game 1 Winner – 2:30 p.m., FloHoops
  • Game 5: No. 7 Stony Brook vs. No. 10 Northeastern – 6 p.m., FloHoops
  • Game 6: No. 6 Delaware vs. Game 2 Winner – 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 10 - Quarterfinals

  • Game 7: No. 1 Charleston vs. Game 3 Winner – 12 p.m., FloHoops
  • Game 8: No. 4 UNCW vs. Game 4 Winner – 2:30 p.m., FloHoops
  • Game 9: No. 2 Drexel vs. Game 5 Winner – 6 p.m., FloHoops
  • Game 10: No. 3 Hofstra vs. Game 6 Winner – 8:30 p.m., FloHoops

Monday, March 11 - Semifinals

  • Game 11: Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner – 6 p.m., CBS Sports Network
  • Game 12: Game 9 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner – 8:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network

Tuesday, March 12 – Championship Final

  • Game 13: Game 11 Winner vs Game 12 Winner – 7 p.m., CBS Sports Network

CAA Men's Basketball Tournament Schedule

All Times Eastern

  • Round 1 will begin Friday, March 8 with game one at 2pm Game two will be played at 4:30pm
  • Round 2 will begin Saturday, March 9 with four games from 12 p.m.-8:30 p.m. 
  • Quarterfinals will begin Sunday, March 10 with four games from 12 p.m.-8:30 p.m. 
  • Semifinals will begin Monday, March 11 at 6pm and 8:30pm 
  • The championship game will begin Tuesday, March 12 at 7 p.m.

Where Is The 2024 CAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

The CAA men’s tournament will be returning to Washington, D.C. All games will be held at the Entertainment and Sports Arena. 

When Does The 2024 NCAA Tournament Start?

The tournament will begin with Selection Sunday on March 17, followed by the First Four on March 19-20. 

After the opening round is complete, the field will be set with the top 64 teams and the first round will start on March 21-22.

What Is Selection Sunday?

Selection Sunday is the day the NCAA committee releases the full tournament bracket initial seeding of all 68 teams. 

Thirty-two teams will automatically qualify for the tournament by winning their conference tournament. 

That leaves 36 other teams fighting for an at-large bid from the selection committee, which is considered through multiple stats and rankings to determine who receives the at-large bid.

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