WASHINGTON -- Hunter Woods scored 20 points and pulled down 15 rebounds as seventh-seeded Elon held off second-seeded William & Mary 68-63 in the quarterfinals of the Colonial Athletic Association on Sunday night.
Elon (13-20) ended the CAA regular season with losses to William & Mary and Towson. After eliminating the Tribe from the conference tournament Sunday, Elon faces either No. 3 seed Towson or No. 6 Northeastern in Monday's semifinals.
The Phoenix are the first team seeded No. 5 or higher to pull off an upset in the CAA tournament since 2011.
Woods hit his first shot from beyond the arc as Elon never trailed, led by as many as 14 and withstood a William & Mary rally that cut the gap to 60-58 with 2:38 left to play.
Federico Poser converted a three-point play and Hunter McIntosh splashed a 3 from the elbow as Elon maintained its lead down the stretch. Woods made five 3-pointers, Marcus Sheffield added 19 points, McIntosh 12 and Poser 11.
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