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Elon holds on to beat CAA-leader UNC Wilmington 77-76

ELON, N.C. (AP) Brian Dawkins scored 24 points and Luke Eddy made a pair of late free throws, and Elon edged UNC Wilmington 77-76 on Saturday.

Eddy's free throws gave the Phoenix a 77-74 lead with 1:22 left before C.J. Bryce made a jump shot to pull the Seahawks to 77-76 with 48 seconds remaining. Tyler Seibring missed a 3 on Elon's next possession, but Denzel Ingram missed a jumper on the other end. Brian Dawkins then forced a steal to seal it for the Phoenix.

Jordon Talley had 20 points to lead UNC Wilmington (22-5, 11-3 Colonial Athletic Association), which has lost three of its last five, yet still has a one-game lead over Charleston atop the conference standings. Bryce had 19 points and Ingram finished with 17.

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Seibring added 14 points, Dainan Swoope had 13 and Eddy chipped in 10 for Elon, which snapped a two-game skid. (16-11, 8-6).