UNCW opens NCAA watch party to community

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Couldn’t make it to Providence, but still want to feel the teal as UNCW plays in the NCAA tournament? You can head to Trask Coliseum Thursday.

UNCW announced today that it is opening its planned viewing party for UNCW’s game against Duke to the general public. The event had previously been planned just for students, faculty and staff.

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The Seahawks, the 13th seed in the West region, and the 4th-seeded Blue Devils tip off at 12:15 p.m. Doors at Trask will open at 11:30 a.m.

Faculty, students and staff may enjoy complimentary pizza and beverages, which will be available in the Golden Hawk Room with a valid One Card to enter and get refreshments. For everyone else, concession stands will be open to purchase snacks, and a food truck will be parked in front of Trask for additional purchases, the university says.

Members of the UNCW and Duke basketball teams met with reporters in Providence today before each team practiced at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center, the site of the subregional.