The Triton varsity boys basketball program enters the NCHSAA 3-A playoffs for the ninth straight season with a matchup at Terry Sanford (20-5) on Tuesday (Feb. 20) at 7:30 p.m.
The Hawks (14-12) are assured of their eighth straight winning record under Coach T.J. Morrison.
Triton is 9-8 in postseason games since the playoff streak began with the 2009-10 campaign, but will be looking for its first road win in that span.
The Hawks are 8-2 at home and 1-1 on neutral courts in the playoffs over the last eight seasons.
The record is 0-5 in playoff road games.
Fan support, comfort and familiarity with the court as well as travel can all be factors in the home/road disparity. Of course, the home team is the higher seed, too, which is based on performance prior to the playoffs.
This season’s team has gone 7-5 at home and 6-5 on the road with a 1-2 record on neutral floors — not much variation in terms of location.
Perhaps it could be taken as a good omen that a ticket for the Triton boys basketball program won $2,000 at the Hawk Pride Athletic Boosters reverse raffle on Saturday night.
Playoff Streak Summary
Season/Opponent Result Record
at Eastern Alamance (L, 75-56) 11-15
West Brunswick (W, 72-49)
at Hunt (L, 61-56) 20-5
Douglas Byrd (W, 80-62)
Western Alamance (W, 69-65)
Northeast Guilford (W, 66-64, OT)
Westover* (W, 55-51)
Rocky Mount* (L, 82-67) 27-4
Northern Nash (W, 54-52)
Havelock (L, 63-61) 23-4
McMichael (L, 69-55) 19-6
Southern Durham (W, 72-65)
at Eastern Alamance (L, 63-54) 13-12
at Orange (L, 74-39) 14-12
Westover (W, 48-42)
Asheboro (W, 64-33)
at Orange (L, 67-47) 18-11
*—neutral court game at Crown Coliseum