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UNCW gets No. 13 seed, will play Duke

The UNCW Seahawks are heading to the NCAA Tournament (Source:WECT) The UNCW Seahawks are heading to the NCAA Tournament (Source:WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

The UNCW Seahawks will square off against the Duke Blue Devils in their first round game of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday.

The Seahawks are a No. 13 seed while the Blue Devils will be a No. 4 seed.

"Everybody knows what kind of program Duke is. Coach K is one of the best in the business. Obviously this is going to be a big test for us," said head coach Kevin Keatts after the selection.

This is the first NCAA Tournament for the Seahawks since 2006. UNCW carries a 25-7 record into the tournament, coming off a CAA Championship game victory against Hofstra.

"Today was special," Keatts said. "For us, there was a great excitement to find out who we're playing and where we're going to play."

The Seahawks will play in Providence, RI, this Thursday at 12:15 p.m.

"We were all a little anxious," said forward Dylan Sherwood. "When it actually happened, it was a moment none of us are going to forget."

UNCW has five NCAA Tournament appearances in it's history - 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, and now 2016.

"It's going to be tough for my mom, she's a longtime Duke fan," said redshirt junior guard Chris Flemmings. "But she's a Wilmington fan now. I think it's going to be a great experience."
 

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