Nations of Coaches Classic Comes to Trask Coliseum

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – There’s plenty of basketball to go along with leftovers and football this weekend at UNCW’s Trask Coliseum. The final three games of the Nations of Coaches Classic, featuring UNCW, Hampton and Wofford, are set for afternoon tips Friday through Sunday at the fan-friendly arena.

UNCW, Hampton and Wofford will compete in the Wilmington segment of the Nations of Coaches Classic

UNCW, Hampton and Wofford will compete in the Wilmington segment of the Nations of Coaches Classic
Courtesy: Joe Browning

After playing games at Richmond and Ohio, the trio squares off against each other to determine the winner of the Wilmington division as designated by the sponsor and promoter Chris Spencer of Basketball Promotions.

The action kicks off Friday at 2 p.m. with a neutral game pitting Wofford of the Southern Conference and Hampton of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

UNCW then returns to action Saturday when Buzz Peterson’s club takes on Wofford at 2 p.m. The tournament wraps up Sunday at 2 p.m. with UNCW battling Hampton at 2 p.m.

Tournament Schedule
Friday, Nov. 23, Hampton Vs. Wofford, 2 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 24, Wofford Vs. UNCW, 2 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 25, UNCW Vs. Hampton, 2 p.m.

UNCW Capsule
The Seahawks will be looking to get on track after dropping three straight games on the road since opening the season with a 67-59 verdict over UNC Asheville at home. Buzz Peterson’s club has dropped successive road games to Richmond, Ohio and Purdue after the season-opening win over the Bulldogs. In their last outing, the Seahawks fell, 66-40, to Purdue late Wednesday night in Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Ind.

Hampton Capsule
The Pirates, from Hampton, Va., are seeking for their first win of the campaign after losing road games at William & Mary, Richmond and Ohio. Coach Ed Joyner’s club battled Ohio close Tuesday night, but came up short, 75-67, at the Convocation Center in Athens. After trailing, 44-27, at intermission, Hampton outscored OU, 40-31, after the break.

Wofford Capsule
The Terriers, from Spartanburg, S.C, stand 1-4 on the young season, but have played only one home game. Coach Mike Young’s team defeated Webber International and dropped games on the road at Colorado, Ball State, Ohio and Richmond. The Spiders handed the Terriers a 64-58 loss Tuesday night in Richmond after pulling away late.

Special Sunday Promotion
On Sunday only, tickets are $3 each with three cans of food. Any 365 Everyday Value brand from Whole Foods Market will be matched by the store.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for 15-under on Friday. Saturday and Sunday’s tickets are $16 for adults and $10 for 15-under. Tickets may be purchased by calling the UNCW Athletics Ticket office at 910-962-3233 or visiting

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson

About the Author:

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson is the founder and Editor of Beach Carolina Magazine. Living along the coast of North Carolina, Mike has a passion for the beach and loves to bring news and events of the Carolinas to others around the world.

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