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The Big Dance Begins.

Left: The North Carolina House of Representatives salutes the Seahawks in the state Congressional Record. Original is displayed in Trask Coliseum. Images are from University Archives Digital Collections.

Monday, March 6, 2000

UNCW defeated the University of Richmond (57-47) to win the Colonial Athletic Association men's basketball championship for the first time in school history. UNCW head coach was Jerry Wainwright.
March Madness T-shirt in University Archives

Monday, March 4, 2002

The Seahawks beat Virginia Commonwealth 66-51 to win their second CAA title before 7,512 fans at the Richmond Coliseum. They advanced to the 2nd round of NCAA tournament.

Sunday, March 9, 2003

The Seahawks’ 70-62 victory over Drexel University in the CAA championship game sent them to the NCAA tournament for a third time. The 2003 CAA title made UNCW the first repeat CAA champion since Richmond in 1991. It was Coach Wainwright’s 3rd trip to the NCAA with the Seahawks.

Monday, March 6, 2006

Led by Coach Brad Brownell, the Seahawks secured an automatic spot in the tournament by beating Hofstra University (78-67) in the Colonial Athletic Association championship game. UNCW played in the opening round of the NCAA tournament in Greensboro, NC. They were No. 9 seed against No. 8 George Washington.

"Dream Big, Focus Small" in 2002

Dream Big, Focus Small, 2001-2002




2003 Team enjoyed back-to-back Conference wins

2003 Team enjoys back to back conference championship




The 2006 CAA champions in UNCW Magazine

UNCW Magazine, Spring 2006





UNCW men’s basketball qualified for postseason play in the NIT in 1998 and 2001.