It was a familiar scene at the Greensboro Coliseum.
Shouts of celebration.
High-fives and hugs.
A ladder, a pair of scissors and players beaming with pride as they cut down the net.
For the second straight year, the Spartans are regular season Southern Conference champions.
The UNC Greensboro men’s basketball team defeated Samford 88-75 in its last regular season game of the year on Sunday. The victory secures the No. 1 seed for UNCG in the upcoming SoCon Tournament, as well as the SoCon automatic bid in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT).
UNCG is now 24-7 overall and 15-3 in SoCon play. But the Spartans aren’t finished. Their sights are set on the SoCon Tournament in Asheville this weekend – a tournament championship will secure a spot in the NCAA Tournament.
Read the full game story at uncgspartans.com, and check out the social media highlights from yesterday’s big win below.
— Chancellor Gilliam (@UNCGChancellor) February 25, 2018
Congratulations to my Spartans on being The Southern Conference Regular Season Champs!!! And clinching the #1 seed in the SoCon tournament! #letsgoG #proudalum #seasontixholder #ilovemyspartans #uncg #cuttingdownthenet #ashevilleherewecome @UNCGBasketball @uncgsports @UNCG pic.twitter.com/JIdoCrSSTC
— LaToya (@MissLaToya21) February 26, 2018
— UNCG Athletics (@uncgsports) February 25, 2018
The #SoConHoops men’s bracket is set! Congrats to @UNCGBasketball on claiming the regular-season title and No. 1 seed in the SoCon Men’s Basketball Championship presented by @GeneralShale! https://t.co/EtiAxHHi4Y
— Southern Conference (@SoConSports) February 25, 2018
Can you say back-to-back SoCon regular season champions? @UNCGBasketball did it again! They still have some unfinished business though, highlights from this evening: 👀#letsgoG pic.twitter.com/zpulzBfvSW
— UNCG Athletics (@uncgsports) February 26, 2018
— Barbara Chadwell (@bschadwe) February 26, 2018
— Greensboro Swarm (@greensboroswarm) February 26, 2018
Story by Alyssa Bedrosian, University Communications
Photography by Tim Cowie, UNCG Athletics