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College Basketball

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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UNCW owes Peterson as much as $880,000

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videoIf Buzz Peterson does not work for the next two years, he will probably still make more money than you. Under the terms of Peterson's contract, the school, by not terminating his contract for cause, must pay him as if he is still head men's basketball coach the next two years as long as he does not get another job. Full story...
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UNCW fires Buzz Peterson

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videoUNCW has terminated the the contract of men's basketball coach Buzz Peterson, UNCW Athletic Director Jimmy Bass announced this evening in a news release. Full story...
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Cape Fear gets 24th seed in NJCAA Tourney

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The Cape Fear Community College men's basketball team will be the 24th seed out of 24 teams in next week's NJCAA Tournament. Cape Fear will face South Plains on the first day of the six day event. Full story...
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WWAY's Sunday night sports - March 9

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videoFormer Laney Buccaneer Elijah Wilson is headed to the dance. It's the biggest dance in all the land. Wilson and the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers earned a spot in the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship on Sunday when the team captured the Big South title. Plus more! Full story...
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CFCC wins Region X, Chants advance to title game

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Cape Fear Community College defeated Brunswick Community College in men's basketball on Saturday to earn the Region X title. The Sea Devils earn a bid to the NJCAA Tournament in Kansas later this month. Coastal Carolina is just one victory away from earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament in men's basketball. Full story...
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Duke slips one spot, UNC reenters latest AP poll

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UNC is back in the Associated Press Top 25 after a win over rival Duke. The Blue Devils slipped one spot in the poll despite a win over then top-ranked Syracuse. Full story...
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Player hits lights, halts Division II game in tie

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Talk about shooting the lights out. The Division II game between Johnson C. Smith and Winston Salem State was halted for safety reasons after a player heaved a full-court shot and knocked out lights - leaving the game tied with 0.3 seconds left on Wednesday night. Full story...
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Changes & postponements for local sports

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Due to the severe weather several local athletic events will be shifted until later this week. We've updated the posted changes for high school hoops and college basketball as well. This includes a postponement involving the UNCW men's basketball team and Duke-UNC. Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - February 10

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videoThe losing skid is over! The UNCW men's basketball team snapped a school record 14 game losing streak on Monday. We were to check out all the action between UNCW and the Towson Tigers. We stuck around for reaction on the team's first CAA victory of the season. We made a stop in Buctown on Monday night. In a tight one Topsail edged Laney. Check out our highlights and reaction of this one too. Plus more! Full story...
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Another one gets away from Buzz & company

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A comfortable lead certainly isn't a sure thing this season for the UNCW men's basketball team. The Seahawks let another possible victory slip away. UNCW led by 14 points at the half, but Hofstra ended up beating UNC Wilmington by double digits. Buzz Peterson's squad currently holds a school record 14 game losing streak. Cape Fear CC lost on Saturday too, but BCC won. Full story...
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