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UAB is going dancing on Tuesday

Congrats to the UAB Blazers mens basketball team for making it into this year’s NCAA Tournament! As you can tell from this video shared on CBS 42’s website last night, they were pretty excited about it themselves.

Last night UAB learned they’d be playing fellow No. 12 seed Clemson on Tuesday evening as one of the First Four games. Tip-off will be at 8 p.m. CT; the game will be played in Dayton, OH and aired on TruTV. They are one of two Conference USA teams in this year’s tournament, down from four last yearUAB brought home conference hardware last week, with Coach Mike Davis being named Conference USA coach of the year and guard Aaron Johnson garnering player of the year honors.

It will be the Blazers’ first trip to “The Dance” since the departure of former head coach Mike Anderson in 2006 and their 14th appearance overall.

Last night’s selection didn’t come without some folks questioning the choice (cue ESPN).

Video: CBS 42.

The Tar Heels visits UAB Tuesday for NIT quarterfinal

UAB Blazers logoUnless you’ve been hiding out somewhere for the last few days, someone has to have already told you that the UAB Blazers will be playing host to last year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament championsUNC Chapel Hill, tomorrow evening at Bartow Arena (8 p.m. tipoff) for a men’s postseason NIT quarterfinal matchup. If not, well now you have.

The Blazers beat NC State to advance while the Tar Heels defeated Mississippi State. If you were hoping for a ticket for tomorrow night, you’re most likely out of luck. The game is officially sold out with some folks reselling them on eBay for as much as $400 each (though no one’s selling them on StubHub… yet). Plus, the game will be shown on ESPN.

There’s already a final score prediction on UAB’s student newspaper’s website while the folks at al.com have already set up a live chat for tomorrow’s game. Plus, earlier this afternoon there was word that UNC sophomore forward Tyler Zeller may not be available tomorrow evening, perhaps giving fans in Blazer Nation additional reasons for hope.