ESPNU has chosen the Gardner-Webb vs. Longwood University men's basketball game as the final Big South Wildcard broadcast of the season, moving it to February 29th at 7 p.m. This is the second consecutive week that Gardner-Webb Athletics will be featured on national television, reaching over 30 million households. Gardner-Webb won the first meeting of the season and aims to sweep the series for the first time since 2018-19. The team currently holds a 8-4 conference record and looks to secure at least a .500 mark in league play for the 12th consecutive season. Longwood, on the other hand, sits in a tie for fifth place in the league standings at 4-8.

By the Numbers
  • Gardner-Webb won the first meeting of the season, 76-64, back on Jan. 24.
  • Longwood has a guaranteed winning season for a third-straight year.
State of Play
  • Gardner-Webb is currently third in the Big South standings with an 8-4 conference record.
  • Longwood sits in a tie for fifth-place in the league standings at 4-8.
  • On February 29th, Gardner-Webb will celebrate Senior Night, honoring five outgoing seniors for their contributions to the program.
Bottom Line

The Gardner-Webb vs. Longwood University ESPNU Wildcard game being selected for national television provides a significant opportunity for exposure and recognition for both teams. Gardner-Webb aims to make history by sweeping the season series, while Longwood seeks to maintain its guaranteed winning season streak, making this matchup one to watch.