Men’s Basketball begins Atlantic East Conference Tournament run on Monday

Men’s Basketball begins Atlantic East Conference Tournament run on Monday

DOVER, Del. – The Wesley College men's basketball will start their run for the first-ever Atlantic East Conference Championship on Monday when they host the Cabrini Cavaliers in the Atlantic East Quarterfinals at Wentworth Gymnasium at 7 p.m.

Wesley ended the regular season with an overall record of 12-13 and a 6-6- record in the Atlantic East to earn the fourth seed in the conference playoff. It is the 12th consecutive season that Wesley is playing in a conference tournament and the first time the Wolverines are hosting a playoff matchup since the 2013-14 season.

Wesley and Cabrini split the regular season series with both teams winning on their home floor. Cabrini won a 96-86 matchup on Jan. 12 in Radnor, but Wesley outgunned Cabrini on Feb. 6 with 105-98 win in Dover.

The two top offenses in the conference, Wesley tallies 81.1 points per game while Cabrini scores 80.6 points per game. Wesley has scored 80 or more points in 15 of their 25 regular season games.

The Wolverines have been led all season by the guard duo of Brian Cameron and Evan Anderson. A five-time Atlantic East Conference Player of the Week, Cameron leads the league and ranks in the top-five in the nation in scoring with 25.4 points per game. Anderson sits third in the conference in scoring, registering 18.8 points per game but leads the conference in three-point field goals per game with 3.4 made threes per game.

Joining the scoring duo in the playmaking aspect of the ball is Tyrone Craven. Craven leads the Atlantic East in assists, dishing out 5.1 assists per game and is tied for the league lead in assist/turnover ratio with 1.9.

Down low, Wesley will rely on Derick Charles and Terrence Braxton. Charles and Braxton tallied 6.3 and 5.0 rebounds per game respectively during the regular season.

Cabrini has been carried by forward Anthony Wright-Downing, who is second in the league in scoring with 20.1 points per game. Voshon Mack has been a lending hand for Wright-Downing, averaging 15.9 points per contest.

The winner of Monday's game will await either the top-seeded Gwynedd Mercy Griffins or the second-seeded Marywood Pacers in the semifinals of the Atlantic East Conference Championship Tournament on Wednesday.