Kennesaw State excited to play spoiler as it preps for first NCAA tournament game in school history

GREENSBORO, Nc — The Kennesaw State Owls are in Greensboro, North Carolina, preparing for their first NCAA tournament game in school history.

Channel 2′s Alison Mastrangelo followed the team from Kennesaw to North Carolina, where they are hoping to play spoiler as a No. 14 seed.

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This year’s team is used to proving people wrong. At the start of the year, they were picked to finish 8th in the ASUN conference and went on to win the conference championship.

For many, they’re not the favorites to win against the number three Xavier Musketeers Friday at 12:40 p.m.

“I think probably the chip on our shoulder is probably going to make us the most dangerous, because we are going to want it more than our opponent at all times,” said Owls’ guard Chris Youngblood.

Channel 2 Action News was out at the Owls’ practice Thursday afternoon.

“I feel excited. I know the team is excited as a group, we just want to go out here and compete and just really put on a world notice who Kennesaw is and what we really stand for,” Terrell Burden told Channel 2 Action News.


Head coach Amir Abdur Rahim wanted to keep things as normal as possible during the 40-minute practice.

As for the players, they told Channel 2′s Alison Mastrangelo they’re not just happy to be here, they want to make a statement.

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