WASHINGTON (AP) _ Corey Stewart scored 22 points and pulled down 16 rebounds as UNC-Wilimington defeated Colonial Athletic Association rival American University 81-75 on Saturday.

Preston McGriff added 17 points and Mark Byington 16 for UNC-Wilmington (8-8, 2-2 in the CAA), which led the Eagles 38-25 at halftime and was never headed.

The Seahawks hit 8 of 10 free throws in the game's final 1:18 to seal the victory.

American (2-14, 1-3) had four scorers in double figures, led by Christian Ast's 20 points. Darryl Franklin had 13 points and Nathan Smith and Duane Gilliam scored 12 each.