UNCW invites fans to Selection Sunday party at Trask Coliseum

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UNCW will welcome Seahawks fans to Trask Coliseum on Sunday, March 13, to join the newly crowned 2016 Colonial Athletic Association champion men’s basketball team when the Seahawks stage a free “Selection Sunday Celebration” inside Trask Coliseum.

The Seahawks, who won their fifth CAA title with a thrilling 80-73 victory over Hofstra in Baltimore, returned to a warm welcome on Tuesday and will learn who their opponent will be in the 2016 NCAA Tournament on Sunday.

UNCW will learn its fate for the NCAA Tournament on Sunday. Photo courtesy- UNCW Athletics
UNCW will learn its fate for the NCAA Tournament on Sunday. Photo courtesy- UNCW Athletics

The Trask Coliseum doors will open at 4:30 p.m. and following entertainment by the UNCW cheerleaders, dance team and pep band, and a highlight video of the season, a live feed of the CBS Selection Show will be aired on the massive Trask Coliseum Video Board from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Concessions will be available throughout the show.

A “selfie station” will be set up in the arena featuring the regular season championship trophy, Tom Yeager CAA Tournament Championship Trophy and the CAA championship sign. An autograph session will also be conducted.

“We wouldn’t be celebrating our first trip to the NCAA in 10 years without the support and enthusiasm the Seahawk community has offered us along the way,” said Jimmy Bass, UNCW’s athletic director. “It seemed only right to have our fans with us when we learn where and when our first tournament game will be – that’s the next step of this journey we’re all on together!”

The Seahawks are making their fifth NCAA appearance and ninth postseason trip. UNCW previously competed in the NCAA Tournament in 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2006.

NCAA “Selection Sunday Celebration” Event Timeline
4:30 p.m. – Doors open
4:45 p.m. – Entertainment
5:10 p.m. – Team Introduction
5:15 p.m. – 2015-16 Highlights
5:30 p.m. – Selection Show