EMORY, Va. – The Emory & Henry College Men's Basketball Team will face the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in an exhibition game this season. The announcement was made in conjunction with the release of the Seahawks' schedule for the 2019-20 season on Wednesday.
E&H will visit Raiford G. Trask Coliseum on Tuesday, November 26 at 7:00 p.m. for its first-ever meeting with UNCW. The contest will be second of two home games for the Seahawks in the inaugural D.C. Classic, a new exempt tournament that allows Division I programs to augment their 28-game schedule with additional dates.
"We are incredibly excited about the opportunity to play UNC Wilmington this November. Being able to compete against a Division I program with the history and tradition of UNCW will be an incredible experience for our student-athletes and our program," said E&H head men's basketball coach Ben Thompson, who is entering his first year this winter. "We hope to see many of our fans and alumni in Wilmington just before Thanksgiving to cheer us on against the Seahawks!"
Wilmington will also face Florida International University and Cleveland State University at the DC Entertainment & Sports Arena as part of the event.
Emory & Henry will announce its full slate of games in early September.