Baltimore welcomes back CAA Tournament
Phinesse Demps | 3/13/2015, noon
BALTIMORE Indie Soul: Colonial Athletic Association Tournament Championship (Northeastern University vs. William & Mary)
ALT: Baltimore welcomes back CAA Tournament
Baltimore welcomed the return of the CAA Tournament March 6-March 9, 2015 to the Royal Farms Arena. There were some wonderful and exciting games over the weekend. On Monday night, Northeastern University took on William & Mary for a chance at being crowned tournament winners and a chance to play in the NCAA Tournament.
Northeastern got off to a blazing start with help from the eventual MVP Quincy Ford who scored a game high 22 points on 8-of-10 shooting. William & Mary really had no answer for Ford who was the go to guy when his team needed a score. At one point Northeastern jumped out to a 22 point lead before William & Mary made a 16-0 run with a little over three minutes left in the game, but time was not on their side. William and Mary Coach Tony Shaver had nothing but praise for his team and the newly crowned champs. “I love our guys. We put up a heck of a fight,” he said. “We just didn’t play the way we needed to play for the first 40 minutes. I tell you what, that team (Northeastern), is a great ball club and very well coach coached. We just lost to a better team.”
Northeastern won it’s first title since 1991. Northeastern Coach Bill Coen said, “I told my team if they play together they could win. William & Mary is a very explosive team and we just had to withstand their run.” Northeastern guard David Walker added, “Coach has told us all year to just play like a team, trust one another and we could.”
The CAA has one more year left in its contract with the City of Baltimore.
“We love coming to Baltimore. The Arena is a great facility and I can’t wait to come back,” said Coach Walker.
Over 5000 people attended Monday night’s game.
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