College Basketball
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WWAY's Friday night sports - March 21; David Pellom & Tigers move on
Submitted by John Rendleman on Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:35pm.

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!

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Mercer shocks Duke 78-71 in NCAA tourney opener
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 03/21/2014 - 1:42pm.

Daniel Coursey scored 17 points and Mercer pulled off the biggest upset in the NCAA tournament so far by knocking off Duke 78-71.

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David Pellom & Elijah Wilson ready for the 'Big Dance'
Submitted by John Rendleman on Thu, 03/20/2014 - 10:52pm.

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!

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UNCW could be on hook for $965,500 on Peterson
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 03/20/2014 - 9:03pm.

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.

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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - March 18
Submitted by John Rendleman on Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:48pm.

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!

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Sea Devils fall short in first round of NJCAA
Submitted by John Rendleman on Mon, 03/17/2014 - 2:50pm.

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.

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6 ACC teams make NCAA tourney field - plus a Laney grad & NHHS grad too
Submitted by John Rendleman on Sun, 03/16/2014 - 8:34pm.

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.

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Eddie Biedenbach wears interim tag at UNCW
Submitted by John Rendleman on Fri, 03/14/2014 - 6:04pm.

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?

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WWAY's Thursday night sports - March 13
Submitted by John Rendleman on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 10:51pm.

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!

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UNCW owes Peterson as much as $880,000
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 10:31am.

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.

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