DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — North Carolina Central University is playing in the NCAA Tournament for just the second time ever and they’re flying high right now after winning the MEAC championship.
The team practiced Tuesday in Dayton, Ohio ahead of their play-in match against the University of California, Davis on Wednesday evening.
This will be the Eagles’ second trip the tourney in the last six seasons.
The MEAC champions had a late season lull where they lost two games before the conference championship began. The losses seemed to motivate the team as they won their three conference tournament games by an average of 23 points.
Their game against UC Davis tips off at 6:40 p.m.
There will be two watch parties held in Durham this evening. One party will be held at the NCCU A.E. Student Union Game Room, located at 507 Nelson St. at 6 p.m. The second watch party will be held at The House, located at 4310 S. Miami Blvd. #300 at 6 p.m.
If the Eagles beat the Aggies tonight then they’ll go on to face number one seeded Kansas.