FWISD Alumni Advance to NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament
Two Fort Worth ISD alumni are headed to the Big Dance.
Dennis Jones and Iwin Ellis, graduates of Dunbar and Polytechnic high schools, respectively, led the Prairie View A&M University Panthers to the 2019 SWAC Championship and an automatic 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament bid. The Panthers face Fairleigh Dickinson at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in Dayton, Ohio, in the tournament’s very first game, which airs live on truTV.
The winner advances to play No. 1 seed-Gonzaga as the No. 16 seed in the West Region on Thursday, March 21 in Salt Lake City, Utah.