<h1>The Louisburg College (NC) Hurricanes are making their third straight trip to the NJCAA Division II national basketball tournament beginning Mar. 20, in Danville, IL.<\/h1>\r\nUnder the direction of Head Coach Neil Dixon (former Greenbrier East coach), Louisburg won their conference title outright with an 18-2 record (25-4 overall). This automatically earned them a spot in the national 16-team tournament.\r\n\r\nEntering their conference tournament as the #1 seed, Louisburg defeated the #8, #4 and #3 seeds to win the championship trophy.\r\n\r\nThird-year Coach Dixon (career record 86-16) led his 2015-16 team to a second-round overtime loss to the eventual national champion. The 2016-17 team advanced to the championship game, further than any men\u2019s basketball team in school\u2019s history. Each team had one player earn All-American honors.\r\n\r\nThis year\u2019s team is currently ranked 4th in the nation, which will be their seeding in the national tournament.