After an unforgettable few days in Boise, Idaho, the Spartans’ historic season has come to a close.
The UNC Greensboro men’s basketball team lost to fourth-seeded Gonzaga 68-64 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday in what was a hard-fought battle by both sides.
For the first time in 17 years, the Spartans got a taste of March Madness – the fierce competition, the school spirit and the national spotlight.
One thing’s for sure: This squad has its sights set on returning next year.
“There are some things that we can build on and learn from, but I couldn’t be prouder of my group,” said Head Coach Wes Miller after the game.
Back at home, the campus community and the entire city rallied around the team. Watch parties were held on campus and in downtown, and Mayor Nancy Vaughan officially declared Thursday “UNC Greensboro Game Day.”
For more UNCG Basketball news and to read the full game story, visit uncgspartans.com.
Check out some of our favorite #MarchMadness social media highlights below.
— Chancellor Gilliam (@UNCGChancellor) March 15, 2018
— UNC Greensboro (@UNCG) March 15, 2018
— Janson Silvers (@JansonSilvers) March 15, 2018
— UNCG Athletics (@uncgsports) March 15, 2018
I have never been more proud of a program, team, coach and the university that I hold near and dear to my heart. @UNCGBasketball @UNCG @CoachWesMiller you should be proud, Greensboro is proud of all of you. Thank you for taking us dancing, and we’ll be back. #SpartanBold
— Bradley Wallace (@B_MarkWall) March 15, 2018
— Spartan Club (@UNCGSpartanClub) March 15, 2018
— UNCGCAP (@UNCGCAP) March 15, 2018
— Ian Aitken (@ian80aitken) March 15, 2018
Story by Alyssa Bedrosian, University Communications
Photography by Carlos Morales, UNCG Athletics