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College Basketball

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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