Roy Williams headlines UNCW Tip-Off Dinner

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Basketball season is coming closer and closer.

After the season UNCW had last year, the fans have been waiting since March and tonight they had their first taste of tip-off.

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Thursday was the second annual UNCW Men’s Basketball Tip-Off Dinner.

Fans filled the Burney Center on campus to see their 2017-2018 two-time defending CAA Champion UNCW Seahawks be introduced together.

There was plenty of star power and National Championship winners in the room.



No, not just C.B. McGrath and Jackie Manuel, three-time National Champion Head Coach Roy Williams paid a visit to the Port City to speak to the crowds on hand.

A unique opportunity for fans and this team alike.

“I’ve never had a young man more prepared to do the job than C.B. McGrath,” Coach Roy Williams said. “I’ve never had a young man that I enjoyed more than C.B. McGrath. You folks stay with him and the celebrations that you see, you’ll still see those. You’ll also see a group every year that represents the University of Wilmington the right way.”

Coach Williams spoke on so many fond memories with Coach McGrath during the time he coached C.B. and coached with C.B.

Williams also promised to come watch one of the opening games for the Seahawks this season.