JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – For the first time in program history and in just the second trip into the NCAA tournament, the No. 16 University of North Georgia women’s basketball team will play in a NCAA Southeast Regional championship game as they take on the host school and No. 6 ranked Carson-Newman Eagles Monday night inside Holt Fieldhouse.
UNG finds themselves in the championship game after Amber Skidgel hit a 30-footer as time expired to defeat No. 20 Wingate in the semifinals, 78-75. The Nighthawks have now won 29 games this season, finding themselves one win away from the fourth 30-win season in program history.
Carson-Newman comes into the game on the heels of a 96-85 win over Lander in the semifinals, but the Bearcats led C-N for much of the first half and led by eight with 5:17 to play in the third before the Eagles went on a massive run to take the lead for good.
UNG trails the all-time series against Carson-Newman, 6-4. The Eagles took a four-point win in Dahlonega, 94-90, in the first game of the UNG Nighthawk Classic behind 31 points from South Atlantic Conference Co-Player of the Year Haris Price.
For those traveling to Jefferson City for the game, tickets are $5 for general admission and $4 for military and seniors. In addition to the game being broadcast live over video through C-N’s Eagle Sports Network, the game will be broadcast over the radio through Glory 1330 AM and 97.9 FM in the north Georgia area with Craig Corbin and Lee Glenn on the call for the game. Pregame will start at approximately 6:45 p.m. with tipoff at 7 p.m. inside Holt Fieldhouse.