Spartans soar in SoCon championship, earn NCAA berth

Posted on March 06, 2018

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The UNCG men's basketball team celebrates its Southern Conference Tournament title after its win over East Tennessee State on national television.

Grab your dancing shoes, Spartans.

We’re going to the Big Dance.

The UNC Greensboro men’s basketball team defeated East Tennessee State 62-47 Monday night in the Southern Conference Tournament Championship.

It was a thrilling, leave-everything-on-the-court kind of performance – and one that gives the Spartans their first NCAA Tournament berth since 2001.

Support from UNCG alumni, students, faculty, staff and other fans helped give Head Coach Wes Miller and his team an edge. Spartans shared good luck messages on social media, and many made the trek up the mountain to cheer on their team.

UNCG will learn its post-season fate on Sunday, March 11, during the 2018 March Madness Selection Show.

UNCG Athletics will receive a limited ticket allotment for sale. Stay tuned to for additional information regarding how to submit your request to purchase tickets, selection show watch party details and more.

Watch the team celebrate its win Monday night:



Story by Alyssa Bedrosian, University Communications
Photography provided by UNCG Athletics
Videography by Grant Gilliard, University Communications


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