Spartans head to Asheville for SoCon basketball tournament

Posted on February 27, 2023

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The Spartans are preparing to take on their first opponents in the 2023 Ingles Southern Conference (SoCon) Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships, which runs March 2-6.

Women’s basketball earned the No. 4 seed and will play the No. 5 seed Mercer on Thursday, March 2 with a tip off at 1:15 p.m.

The two squads split the season series with the Spartans winning in Macon, Georgia, on January 5 by a score of 72-68, and the Bears won, 65-46, on Feb. 4 in Greensboro. Mercer is the two-time defending SoCon Tournament champions.

The men’s basketball team is the No. 3 seed and will take on the No. 6 Wofford Terriers on Saturday, March 3 with a start time of 8:30 p.m.

The Spartans will be trying for their third SoCon tournament title in the last six seasons. Wofford is 5-3 against UNCG in SoCon tournament play, with the squads’ last meeting in the 2019 title game, which the Terriers won 70-58.

Games will be played at Harrah’s Cherokee Center in Asheville.

Make sure to follow UNCG Spartans as well as the official social media accounts for men’s and women’s basketball to find ticket information, follow the latest updates, enjoy the highlights, and cheer on the teams.

Go Spartans!


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