NCCU has chance to make history in NCAA Tournament

The NC Central men's basketball team is making its fourth trip to the NCAA Tournament. The team's previous trips were in 2014, 2017, and 2018.

This year, the Eagles will be facing off against North Dakota State in the First Four.

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The Eagles can make history with a win over North Dakota State since it would be the first NCAA Tournament win in the program's history.

On Monday, the team was greeted by a cheerful crowd as they left McDougald-Mclendon Gymnasium to catch a 5:00 p.m. chartered jet-paid for by the NCAA.

Fans, students, faculty and alumni showed up to wish them well.

ABC11 asked coach Levelle Moton what types of conversations he's having with players right now.

"Just be loose. Enjoy it. But understand the business at hand." Moton stated. "You know they are supposed to enjoy all this. They worked their entire life for this. The moment is too big. I know they're probably scared to face RJ and Zion Williamson. We are just going back and forth and having fun with it. When we land in Dayton, it's all serious business from there."

If Central wins, they will advance to face No. 1 overall seed Duke in Columbia, SC.
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