CAA Men's Basketball

CAA Men's Basketball Report | Nov. 21, 2022

CAA Men's Basketball Report | Nov. 21, 2022

Catch up on the CAA Men's Basketball weekly news, notes and awards.

Nov 22, 2022 by FloHoops Staff
CAA Men's Basketball Report | Nov. 21, 2022

Catch up on the CAA Men's Basketball weekly news, notes and awards.


Friday, Nov.18
Charleston 74, Colorado State 64
Drexel 85, Arcadia 45
Duke 92, Delaware 58
UConn 86, UNCW 50

Saturday, Nov. 19
William & Mary 76, Army 67
Gardner-Webb 66, North Carolina A&T 64
NC State 74, Elon 63
Saint Mary’s 76, Hofstra 48
Syracuse 76, Northeastern 48

Sunday, Nov. 20
Charleston 77, Virginia Tech 75
Wofford 78, North Carolina A&T 64

Monday, Nov. 21
Drexel vs UT Arlington (FloHoops), 5 p.m.
Monmouth at Colgate (ESPN+), 7 p.m.
Mount Olive at UNCW (FloHoops), 7 p.m.
Hampton at UC Santa Barbara (ESPN+), 9 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 22
Drexel vs FGCU/NKU (FloHoops), TBD
Hampton vs North Alabama (None), 3 p.m.
St. Andrews at North Carolina A&T (FloHoops), 6 p.m.
Coppin State at Towson (NBCSW, FloHoops), 7 p.m.
Elon at Jacksonville State (ESPN+), 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 23
Drexel vs TBD (FloHoops), TBD
Radford at William & Mary (Cox, FloHoops), 2 p.m.
Kent State at RV/RV Charleston (FloHoops), 6 p.m.
Stony Brook at FIU (CUSAtv), 7 p.m. 

Thursday, November 24
Northeastern vs Manhattan (TBD), 12 p.m.



Aaron Estrada, Hofstra

Redshirt Senior | Guard | Woodbury, New Jersey / St. Benedict’s

Estrada averaged 25.3 points per game on 57% from the field and 50% from beyond the 3-point line to lead Hofstra to a 2-1 week, including wins over George Washington and San Jose State. 

The guard from New Jersey scored a CAA season-high 33 points in Monday’s win over GW and scored 27 in Thursday’s victory in San Jose, before tallying 16 on Saturday at Saint Mary’s. 

Estrada added four rebounds, 3.3 assists, and two steals per game to his efforts.


Ryan Larson, Charleston

Graduate Student | Guard | St. Paul, Minnesota / Cretin-Derham Hall

Larson was named MVP of the Charleston Classic, as the Cougars defeated Davidson, Colorado State and Virginia Tech to win the event. 

The guard from Minnesota was in double figures in all three wins, including 21 points in the victory over Davidson. 

It was part of a 4-0 week for Charleston, which defeated two defending conference champions (Richmond, Virginia Tech), in addition to an opening-night victory over a third (Chattanooga).


Amar’e Marshall, Hofstra

Redshirt Freshman | Guard | Montclair, New Jersey / Roselle Catholic

Marshall repeats as CAA Rookie of the Week after helping Hofstra’s 4-1 start with contributions off the bench. 

Marshall averaged 6.7 points per game on the week and hit a pair of key 3-pointers in Hofstra’s 85-80 win over George Washington last Monday. He scored nine points in Thursday’s win at San Jose State.


Player of the Week

Nov. 14: Nicolas Timberlake, Towson
Nov. 21: Aaron Estrada, Hofstra; Ryan Larson, Charleston

Rookie of the Week

Nov. 14: Amar’e Marshall, Hofstra
Nov. 21: Amar’e Marshall, Hofstra



Charleston’s stellar start to the season now includes some hardware. The Cougars defeated Virginia Tech on Sunday, 77-75, to win the Charleston Classic. 

The Cougars picked up wins over Davidson, Colorado State and Virginia Tech in the event.

Charleston is 5-1 to begin the year, including wins over five NCAA Tournament teams and three defending conference champions (ACC, A10, SoCon), with the lone setback coming at No. 1 North Carolina.


Monday’s four-game slate begins in Florida, with Drexel opening its stay at the Gulf Coast Showcase against UT Arlington. 

Monmouth visits defending Patriot League champ Colgate, UNCW hosts Mount Olive and Hampton begins a two-game trip to Santa Barbara against the host Gauchos.


The trio of Towson, Charleston and Hofstra has emerged as contenders in the season’s early going, with Towson at 4-0, Charleston at 5-1 and Hofstra at 4-1. 

The three teams have combined to defeat three defending conference champions, two preseason favorites and four Atlantic 10 members.


Charleston and Hofstra both were victorious Monday night with stellar performances being enough to counteract two of the top-5 single-game individual scoring performances nationally this season.

Reyne Smith scored 29 points and made eight 3-pointers in Charleston’s overtime win over Richmond, with the Spiders’ Tyler Burton racking up 38.

On Long Island, Aaron Estrada scored 33 points to push Hofstra past a 44-point effort from GW’s James Bishop.


Charleston is receiving votes in both national polls this week and slotted as high as No. 16 on one voter’s AP Top 25 ballot.

CAA teams have 10 games scheduled against teams ranked in this week’s AP Top 25, and there are 13 games in total against teams ranked or receiving votes.

Towson is No. 7, and Hofstra is No. 16 in the most recent Mid-Major Top 25, while Charleston and UNCW are receiving votes, with the next poll to be released Monday night. 

CAA teams will play 26 games against non-league foes ranked or receiving votes in that poll.


Three of the league’s top 8 scorers in the early going come from new CAA members.

North Carolina A&T’s Kam Woods is third at 18.5 points per game, Hampton’s Marquis Godwin is seventh at 14.3 and Stony Brook’s Tyler Stephenson-Moore is eighth at 14.2.

In addition, Hampton’s Jordan Nesbitt leads the league with 5.7 assists per game, and Monmouth’s Myles Foster is second with 8.2 rebounds per game.