Get ready to cheer on the Lancers this Friday as they face Houston in the NCAA Tournament

I hope your student was able to make it to the NCAA Tournament selection show watch party this past Sunday in the Joan Perry Brock Center on campus.

It was an unforgettable moment.

Hundreds of students and other Lancer fans filled the stands behind the men’s basketball team to find out together who Longwood would face in their first NCAA Tournament game this year. When our bracket was announced—we’ll face No. 1 seed Houston this Friday—the crowd exploded, jumping to their feet with a roar of support for what will be Longwood’s second appearance in the NCAA Tournament in the last three years.

The crowd was so enthusiastic that NBC’s Today show included a clip from Longwood in its Selection Sunday coverage.

Longwood’s game against Houston is set for 9:20 p.m. Eastern time Friday, March 22, in Memphis’ FedExForum.

For the latest information about the tournament, including how to buy tickets and where you can watch the game, go to Lancer Tournament Central.

Here’s what we know right now.

The game will be televised on TNT. Tipoff will be at 9:20 p.m. Eastern time Friday, March 22.

Longwood is working to organize regional locations to watch the game and a pregame event in Memphis where Longwood faithful going to the game can gather before heading to FedExForum.

Whatever happens on Friday, we all can feel proud to be part of the Lancer family. Go Wood!

—Sabrina Brown

P.S. I also wanted to let you know that tomorrow, Wednesday, March 20, is Love Your Longwood Day. This special day for Lancers to show their support for the university comes around every spring. Find out more at: