If you’re filling out your March Madness brackets, might want to give a shoutout to some locals headed to the Big Dance. Two Fort Worth ISD alumni will be on view during the games.
Dennis Jones and Irwin 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.