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VGCC announces 2017-18 Vanguards Basketball schedule

The Vance-Granville Community College Vanguards men’s basketball team is scheduled to play at least 28 games during the 2017-2018 season, including 11 home games. This is the program’s second season under the leadership of head coach DeMarcus Oliver.

The Vanguards compete in Region X of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II, which includes 11 two-year colleges in North Carolina and Virginia.

For VGCC, the regular season starts with a visit on Nov. 8 to Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, N.C., to play the Falcons’ JV squad. The Vanguards’ first opponent at home will be Patrick Henry Community College, on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. All of VGCC’s home games are scheduled to be played at Aycock Recreation Center in Henderson. There is no charge for admission.

The second home game, on Nov. 17 at 7 p.m., will be the annual “Vanguard Night” game. VGCC will host Wake Tech Community College in that contest, which features special activities and attracts a large crowd of students, faculty and staff.

For the third straight year, VGCC will travel to the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill to play the UNC Tar Heels JV squad. That game is scheduled to take place Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. Last season, the Vanguards defeated the Tar Heels for the first time.

The regular season is scheduled to conclude on Feb. 24, with VGCC’s final scheduled game on the road at Guilford Technical Community College. After the regular season ends, the Vanguards are scheduled to participate in the NJCAA Division II Region X tournament. The first two rounds of the tournament are to be played at Richard Bland College in Petersburg, Va., on March 3-4. The semifinals and finals will follow at Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst, on March 9-10.

For more information, contact VGCC Coordinator of Student Activities & Athletics Jermiel Hargrove at (252) 738-3246 or

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