UNCW to host viewing party at Trask on Thursday

UNCW to host viewing party at Trask on Thursday

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - UNCW will host a viewing party at Trask Coliseum on Thursday as its men's basketball team plays Virginia in the NCAA Tournament.

The 12th-seeded Seahawks will face the fifth-seeded Cavaliers at 12:40 p.m. in Orlando, Fla.

The doors will open at Trask Coliseum at 11:40 a.m.

"Coach (Kevin) Keatts and the players have worked so hard all season," UNCW Athletic Director Jimmy Bass said. "Their goal is to not just make it to the Big Dance, but to win. We wouldn't be here without the support of our Seahawk fans."

During the viewing party, UNCW faculty, students and staff can get complimentary pizza and water in the Golden Hawk Room with a valid university ID. Concessions also will be available for purchase.

"The support this community has shown our Seahawks has been truly inspiring," Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli said. "We think of this campus as the community's campus, too, so it is only natural for us to invite everyone to watch the game with our students and employees on Thursday."

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