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 on 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.