UNCG Campus Weekly

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Men’s Basketball is NCAA-bound, will face Gonzaga

The Spartans are headed to the Big Dance in Boise, Idaho, when they play the No. 4-seed Gonzaga University Bulldogs on Thursday.

For the first time since 2001 and the third time in program history, the UNCG men’s basketball team will play in the NCAA Tournament.

The team earned the Southern Conference’s automatic bid into the 2018 NCAA Tournament as the top-seeded Spartans defeated second-seeded ETSU 62-47 last week in the SoCon championship game on national television.

The victory marked the sixth-straight win and the 11th win in the last 12 games as the Spartans will enter the NCAA Tournament with a 27-7 overall record. The victory was the second SoCon Tournament title in program history (2001). They also won the Big South Tournament title in 1996.

The campus community and fans gathered with the team Sunday night in the EUC to watch the NCAA pairings show.

On Tuesday, Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan issued a proclamation declaring  Thursday to be “UNC Greensboro Game Day. Some sites in downtown Greensboro will be lit Spartan blue and gold, for the occasion.

There’ll be a watch party geared to alumni at Natty Greene’s on Elm St., second floor.

There’ll be an on-campus student watch party in the EUC Auditorium. Doors will open at 1 p.m. Faculty and staff are welcome to this student watch party.

(If there are additional watch parties, the information will be posted here.)