Multiple NC schools earn bids for NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The NCAA Tournament field of 68 has been announced and the state of North Carolina has six teams competing for the national title.
North Carolina (25-10)
The Tar Heels fell short in their bid for the ACC Tournament title Saturday night but cruised to a bid finished in a tie for third in the ACC.
No. 2 North Carolina will play No. 15 Lipscomb in Charlotte on Friday at 2:45 p.m.
Duke finished second in the ACC leaving their appearance in the tournament without a doubt. This is the 34th tournament appearance for coach Mike Krzyzewski.
No. 2 Duke will play No. 15 Iona on Thursday in Pittsburgh at 2:45 p.m.
N.C. State (21-11)
Kevin Keatts exceeded expectations in his first year in Raleigh and delivered 21 regular season wins and finished in a tie for third in the ACC.
No. 9 N.C. State will travel to Wichita, Kansas to take on No. 8 Seton Hall at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.
North Carolina Central University (19-15)
Led by LeVelle Moton, the Eagles won the MEAC tournament with a 71-63 win over Hampton – earning an automatic bid to the tournament.
This is the Eagles’ second consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament.
No. 16 NCCU will take on No. 16 Texas Southern at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday in Dayton, Ohio.
If the Eagles advance, they will face No. 1 Xavier on Friday in Nashville.
The Wildcats won the American 10 Conference tournament with a 58-57 win over Rhode Island on Sunday.
This is Davidson’s fourth trip to the NCAA Tournament since Steph Curry carried the Wildcats to the Elite 8 in 2008.
No. 12 Davidson will play the No. 4 Kentucky Wildcats at 9:40 p.m. on Thursday in Boise, Idaho.
Wes Miller and the Spartans punched their ticket by topping East Tennesse State University in the Southern Conference Tournament.
The No. 13 Spartans will play No. 4 Gonzaga in the round of 64 at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday in Boise, Idaho.
This is UNCG’s 3rd NCAA Tournament appearance.