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Blue Hens seek NCAA tournament bid in CAA championship

The University of Delaware men’s basketball team is one win away from a trip to college basketball’s biggest stage.

The Blue Hens play for the Colonial Athletic Association title and bid to the NCAA tournament Tuesday night when they face North Carolina-Wilmington.

UD landed in the CAA final by upsetting the league’s regular season champ Towson Monday night 69-56.

Delaware is seeking its sixth ever NCAA tourney berth and first since 2014.

To get it, the Hens need to top a UNC-Wilmington team they failed to beat in two regular season match-ups.

The Seahawks are coming off a 60-57 win over College of Charleston in its CAA semifinal last night.

Tonight’s CAA final is a 7 p.m. tip-off at the Entertainment & Sports Arena in Washington

Tom Byrne has been a fixture covering news in Delaware for three decades. He joined Delaware Public Media in 2010 as our first news director and has guided the news team ever since. When he's not covering the news, he can be found reading history or pursuing his love of all things athletic.