Howard University’s males’s basketball staff is headed to the NCAA match for the “Big Dance,” for the second consecutive yr and simply the fourth time ever.

Howard head coach Kenny Blakeney watches throughout the first half of a first-round faculty basketball recreation within the NCAA Tournament Thursday, March 16, 2023, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)(AP/Morry Gash)

Howard University’s males’s basketball staff is headed to the NCAA match for the “Big Dance.”

The Bison beat Delaware State 70-67 on Saturday to safe the MEAC Championship and one among 68 spots within the NCAA match. It’s the primary time ever this system has made the match twice in a row.

“The faculty spirit’s wonderful,” stated scholar Kajean Talette. “As quickly as we hear we’re going to March Madness, I’m seeing everybody discuss it and having little events and stuff.”

Howard will play Wagner in Dayton, Ohio, Tuesday. The winner will face No. 1 seed UNC.

“Do your greatest on the market. I do know you guys can do it, I do know you guys can win, however God forbid you don’t put your greatest foot ahead,” stated scholar Gabrielle Francis.

Last yr, the Bison misplaced within the first spherical to No. 1 seed Kansas.

“We put the entire campus behind the groups which are successful, so it positively adjustments the atmosphere,” stated scholar Miles Suit.

In all, this can be Howard’s fourth NCAA match look, with the Bison trying to notch their first ever match win Tuesday.

“It’s humorous, individuals who don’t even go to Howard are like, ‘Wow, Howard is doing nicely, going again to the match once more,’” stated scholar Drew McIntyre. “It’s good to see Howard acknowledged.”

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