Kew Garden High School basketball has made its final NCAA tournament appearance, but it will be the first time since 1998 that the Hornets will host an NCAA tournament game.
The Hornets, a program that is considered one of the most promising in the country, were slated to play in the tournament’s first round against Florida State on Thursday night, but were forced to play an extra game because of Hurricane Florence.
The Hornets’ trip to the finals will mark the second time in six years that the team has made the tournament, the first being in the 2016-17 season.
The team has lost four straight games to the Panthers and has a 9-19 record overall.
The team has gone 3-5 against the Hornets, with all five losses coming in the last three seasons.
The only wins the Hornets have had in the series were against a top-10 team in 2016-19.
Kew Gardens’ only other NCAA tournament win came in 2009-10, when the Hornets upset No. 9 Kansas State in the semifinals.
The franchise that was sold to the Charlotte Bobcats has been a fixture in the state for a decade, and it was the last school in the Charlotte area to be sold.
The city of Charlotte, home to the Hornets’ arena and the state’s largest university, was expected to welcome the Hornets back in 2021, but the franchise opted to play the rest of the season in New Orleans and not return.
This will be Kew’s third trip to New Orleans since moving to the city in 2004, the last time it was hosted by the Bobcats.
The new season will see the Hornets open the regular season against Kentucky and head to Memphis for the second round.
Kew has won nine of its last 10 regular-season games, including four in a row at home.
The last time the Hornets faced Kentucky was in the 2014-15 season.KENNEDY HILLS, N.C. — A new season and a new team will begin at Kew.
The New York-based Hornets will begin their first regular-year appearance in the postseason at No. 4 in the preseason AP poll, just one spot behind No. 5 Michigan and No. 6 Kentucky.
It is the second straight year the Hornets are No. 1 in the AP poll after winning their first seven games.KEW GARDENS, N .
— Kew Gardens will be one of four schools in the New York State-based ACC to be ranked in the top 25 of the preseason poll.
The Gores have lost four of their last five games, with their only win coming in a season-opening victory over Virginia Tech on March 10.
The Gores are 11-11 in the ACC regular season.
The other two wins came in 2016 and 2017, and both were by an average of 19 points.
The New York team has been ranked in this poll since 2012.
The final four games in the regular-to-semi-finals will be decided by three points or fewer.
The teams will be split in their semifinal matchups and the winner will play for the title.
The top two seeds will advance to the title game.KINGSBURG, S.C.– The Kingsbury High School Panthers have beaten the Kingsbury Panthers 8-1 over the last seven games to reach the second-round.
Kingsbury beat the Panthers 6-2 in the second game of the series on Jan. 9 and has won four of its previous five games.
Kingsbury will play in its second game in the Final 4 after the Panthers lost to St. Francis of Assisi in the championship game.
The Panthers are 7-2 all-time in the final round and 2-1 in the conference.
Kingsville is 9-2 over its last nine games.
Kingsville is 2-0 in the NCAA Tournament and 2nd in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Kingsboro is ranked in a top 10 in the nation and 9th in the South.
Kingsborough’s last win over the Panthers came in a series that the Panthers defeated in a shootout.
Kingsboro won its last four games to open the year.
The school won its first three games before falling to the University of Tennessee.
Kingsborough’s win over Tennessee was its most-watched game in school history and the most-played game in program history.
Kingsburgh’s season ended on Jan, 31.
Kingsburg is 9th nationally in scoring defense and 7th in points allowed.
Kingsburys last win came against North Carolina in the third round.
Kingsburg defeated North Carolina 6-1 at home on Jan., 3.
Kingswood High School has been playing in the Southern Conference of the ACC since its inception.
Kingswood is ranked No. 3 in the national preseason AP rankings and is 3-0