North Carolina Central University fans gathered in front of the McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium Wednesday afternoon to see the Eagles off on their first ever trip to the NCAA Tournament.
"There's four teams in the tourney from the 919 [area code], and we are there!" said NCCU chancellor Debra Saunders-White.
Coach LeVelle Moton and his team will take on the Iowa State Cyclones in first round at San Antonio Friday.
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Central punched its ticket to the tournament by beating Morgan State in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship Saturday.
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