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UNCW Basketball

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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WWAY's Full Court Press - Feb. 7

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videoFriday's Full Court Press featured a come from behind victory by New Hanover against West Brunswick in a battle of first place versus second place in the Mideastern Conference. We had basketball coverage from Hoggard-Laney, Topsail-South Brunswick, Trask-Midway, North Brunswick-Dixon and East Columbus-Red Springs too. We couldn't decide on the play of the week; therefore, we had two. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - February 5

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video13 is not considered to be a lucky number. Superstitious or not, 13 is now the losing streak for the UNCW men's basketball team after another tough loss at home against a conference foe. Laney hosted a special ceremony on Wednesday. Michael Jordan's replica jersey now hangs on the wall in Buctown, but the New Hanover Wildcats swept the action on the floor. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - February 3

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videoUnfortunately it's now 12 losses in a row for the UNCW men's basketball team. The Seahawks lost on the road on Monday against Drexel. Check out our game highlights. We also showcased high school hoops on Monday. This includes New Hanover-Hoggard and Cape Fear Academy-Harrells. Plus more! Full story...
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Losing skid continues for Seahawks, Heels beat Wolfpack, East Bladen girls lose for first time

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It's a new school record. The losing streak for the UNCW men's basketball squad is now 11. Buzz Peterson's squad had the lead in the final minute of play, but the Seahawks fall short against Delaware. The UNC Tar Heel beat NC State in Chapel Hill on Saturday. In high school hoops the East Bladen girls are no longer undefeated. Laney won the conference title in wrestling. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Full Court Press - Jan. 31

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videoDue to the winter storm earlier in the week there wasn't any high school basketball action in our region on Friday, but the show must go on, and it did. WWAY aired a special modified version of the Full Press on Friday night. It featured a creative, cinema-style look at WWAY's Full Court Press Watch List, a plays of the season music video for boys and girls basketball plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - January 27

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videoLaney High is the place to be in four more nights. Four jerseys will hang from the rafters, including a larger than life Michael Jordan uniform. A handful of high school basketball teams squeezed in games on Monday night prior to Tuesday's expected snow storm. Coach K and the Duke Blue Devils left Pittsburgh with a victory on Monday. The UNCW-Towson men's basketball game won't be played on Wednesday. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - January 22

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videoOn Wednesday night the losing skid continued for the UNCW Seahawks and head coach Buzz Peterson. The Seahawks lost a heartbreaker on the road against the College of Charleston. Check out our game action. In high school hoops the East Bladen girls remained undefeated with a come from behind win over West Bladen. We had highlights from the East Bladen boys game too. It was a thriller. We checked out high school wrestling from Wilmington. Plus more ! Full story...
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Seahawks continue slide + more Saturday sports

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Duke & North Carolina both appear to be back on track in men's basketball, but that's not the case for Buzz Peterson's UNCW squad. The Seahawks squandered a 13 point halftime lead on Saturday. The losing skid for UNCW is now nine losses in a row. A handful of local high school squads played games on Saturday afternoon. Plus the season is now underway for the Wilmington Sea Dawgs! Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - January 15

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videoThe losing skid continues for Buzz Peterson's UNCW basketball squad. The Seahawks lost to Hofstra on Wednesday. The Ashley girls basketball team has to forfeit four games. Hoggard High graduate Derek Brunson stepped back into the octagon on Wednesday for his third UFC fight. Unfortunately Brunson wasn't able to finish against Yoel Romero after the Wilmington resident won the first two rounds. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - January 13

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videoWhiteville High swept South Columbus on Monday in high school hoops. We had highlights from both games on WWAY. Brett Blizzard continues to scorch the nets in Italy. Blizzard pumped in 18 in his team's victory over the weekend. UNCW continues to slide in the national RPI rankings in basketball for both men and women. Plus more! Full story...
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Weekend sports update

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The season is over for the Carolina Panthers. The San Francisco 49ers advance in the playoffs. WWAY's Chasity Melvin was honored in Cary on Saturday by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association for being of the best athletes in the state. Saturday was the first day Duke, North Carolina & NC State all lost on the same day since 1996 in men's basketball. Both UNC Wilmington basketball teams continued their losing streaks this weekend. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - January 9

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videoOn Thursday we found out former Tar Heel basketball standout PJ Hairston is no longer enrolled at the University of North Carolina. The UNCW women's basketball team dropped their CAA opener on Thursday. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - January 8

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videoNew Hanover graduate Kadeem Allen continues to tear it up on the junior college level. The future Arizona Wildcat scored 41 points on Wednesday to lead Hutchinson to yet another victory. The UNCW men's basketball team drops to 0-2 in the CAA after an overtime loss on the road against Northeastern. UNC is off to an 0-2 start in the ACC after a loss on Wednesday to Miami. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - January 6

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videoUNCW assistant basketball coach Eddie Biedenbach has deep roots to Asheville and Raleigh. As it turns out Biedenbach will be inducted into the NC Sports Hall of Fame in Raleigh later this year. Jones Angell is the "Voice of the Tar Heels." We profiled Angell on our sports segment on Monday night. ACC fans it's time to celebrate! Florida State wins the national championship for college football. Full story...
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