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College Basketball

AP source: Marquette hires Duke's 'Wojo' as coach

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A person familiar with the situation says Marquette has hired Duke assistant Steve Wojciechowski as its next men's basketball coach. Full story...
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Louisville assistant Kevin Keatts to be next UNCW hoops coach

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videoUNC Wilmington has found its new men's basketball coach. University of Louisville Associate Head Coach Kevin Keatts is the next coach for the Seahawks. He replaces Buzz Peterson, who was fired March 11 after four seasons. Full story...
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UNCW fans react to Keatts hiring

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videoStudents look forward to the next chapter in the UNCW's men basketball program and hope the team will soar to greatness with a new man leading the flock. Full story...
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ACC men's basketball tourney to NC in '19, '20

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The Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball tournament will return to North Carolina in 2019 and 2020 after its two-year stay in New York. Full story...
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Wainwright staying at Marquette for now

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Former UNCW head basketball coach Jerry Wainwright has been an assistant coach at Marquette for two years. Marquette head coach Buzz Williams recently accepted the head coaching position at Virginia Tech. Wainwright, for now, is staying put at Marquette. Full story...
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David Pellom reflects on end of college career

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videoIt took longer than most, but former New Hanover Wildcat basketball standout David Pellom is finally done with college basketball. He played his last game on Sunday in Raleigh at the NCAA Tournament. We were there before and after the final game with Pellom, a 2008 graduate of New Hanover High. Note, Pellom is currently a grad student at the University of Memphis. Full story...
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WWAY's Friday night sports - March 21; David Pellom & Tigers move on

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videoFormer New Hanover Wildcat David Pellom is still alive in the "Big Dance." Laney grad Elijah Wilson will not be moving on. His Coastal Carolina Chanticleers were eliminated by Virginia. The UNC Tar Heels are still kicking. The Duke Blue Devils are not. We had loads of high school sports on Friday night including a father-son matchup at Legion Stadium. We also showcased the dramatic walk-off win for the UNCW baseball team. Plus more! Full story...
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Mercer shocks Duke 78-71 in NCAA tourney opener

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Daniel Coursey scored 17 points and Mercer pulled off the biggest upset in the NCAA tournament so far by knocking off Duke 78-71. Full story...
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David Pellom & Elijah Wilson ready for the 'Big Dance'

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videoTwo basketball players who attended high school in Wilmington begin play on Friday in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. WWAY made the trip to Raleigh in order to catch up with New Hanover grad David Pellom and Laney grad Elijah Wilson. Plus more sports too! Full story...
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UNCW could be on hook for $965,500 on Peterson

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UNCW could pay former men's basketball coach Buzz Peterson as much as $965,529.67 over the next two years, according to an updated figure provided by the university on Thursday. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - March 18

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videoNC State is the first ACC basketball team to secure a win in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament in 2014. The Wolfpack basketball squad defeated Xavier on Tuesday. Former UNCW guard Billy Donlon is now the Wright State men's basketball coach. Wright State ended East Carolina's season on Tuesday in the CIT. Former New Hanover track standout Jermaine Jones continues to rack up national honors at St. Augustine's. Plus more! Full story...
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Sea Devils fall short in first round of NJCAA

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video The college basketball season ended on Monday afternoon for the Cape Fear Community College men's basketball team. The Sea Devils lost in the first round of the NJCAA Tournament in Kansas against South Plains Junior College. CFCC finishes the 2013-14 campaign with a 19-14 record. Full story...
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6 ACC teams make NCAA tourney field - plus a Laney grad & NHHS grad too

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Two basketball players who call Wilmington home will be playing in the "Big Dance" this week. This will be David Pellom's last chance to compete for a national title. Elijah Wilson hopes it will be the first of four. They'll be joined by six teams from the ACC. Full story...
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Eddie Biedenbach wears interim tag at UNCW

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videoBuzz Peterson was fired on Tuesday as the head coach of the UNCW men's basketball team. Assistant coach Eddie Biedenbach is now the interim head coach, but what exactly does that mean for Biedenbach and the Seahawks? Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - March 13

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videoDave Allen has decided to retire after 37 years of guiding the UNCW swim program. We have reaction from the legendary coach, plus we talk a few of the UNCW swimmers! The Cape Fear Community College men's basketball team celebrated with a net cutting ceremony on Thursday. We'll tell you why they did it. We'll show you how they did it. The UNCW women's basketball team won their opener at the CAA Tournament. Plus more! Full story...
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