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Photo of basketball player dribbling ball during game
Photo of basketball player dribbling ball during game

For the fourth time in program history, UNC Greensboro men’s basketball is going dancing. 

The Southern Conference regular season and tournament champions face off against Florida State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament this Saturday, March 20, at 12:45 p.m. 

Here’s what Spartan fans need to know:

What’s at stake 

The winner of this contest plays either No. 5 Colorado or No. 12 Georgetown in Monday’s second round. A win against Florida State would make program history – UNCG has never advanced beyond the first round in the NCAA Tournament.

How to watch 

The game will be broadcast live on truTV, with Brian Anderson, Jim Jackson, and Allie LaForce on the call. To watch digitally and to follow along, download the March Madness app or visit ncaa.com/march-madness-live/watch.

The game can be heard live in the Triad on Sports Hub Triad with Scott Pryzwansky and Stan Lewter on the call. It can also be heard through satellite radio on Westwood One Sports, available on Sirius channel 85 and XM channel 85. Online streams are available at ncaa.com/marchmadnesslive and westwoodonesports.com/madness, as well as through the NCAA March Madness Live and TuneIn apps. Dave Pasch and Danny Manning will call the action.

Live stats will be available through ncaa.com/marchmadnesslive as well.

What they’re saying 

“I’ve been trying to get back to the NCAA Tournament since my freshman year,”  said UNCG senior guard Isaiah Miller. “It hasn’t been an easy road . . . I’ve been through this my freshman year, but we didn’t get past the first round. I am trying to make history and all my excitement is going to go into my work.”

“This has been a special team to be with because it’s been a difficult year at times,” said Head Coach Wes Miller. “These players have been through so much and sacrificed so much, so it’s definitely felt more adverse than any year in recent history here. To get to where we are now and accomplish what we have accomplished has been extremely rewarding and special for me as a coach.” 

Show your support on social media

Fans are encouraged to cheer for the team and wish the players good luck by sharing messages and pictures on Twitter and Instagram this week and during Saturday’s game. Tag @UNCG, @UNCGBasketball, and #letsgoG in your posts, use UNCG’s GIFs and stickers, and try out spirit-themed augmented reality filters on the @UNCG Instagram channel.

To learn more, visit uncgspartans.com.

 
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