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Nearly 2,000 see Fan Jam at the Murphy Center

November 3, 2005 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The Middle Tennessee men's basketball program hosted its annual Fan Jam on Thursday night in front of an impressive crowd of 1,675 at the Murphy Center.

Fans enjoyed a three-point shootout, a session of Corporate Sponsor games, a dunk contest, and a 10-minute scrimmage. Another highlight was the players singing the school fight song and concluding the evening by signing autographs.

Following are results from all the games and contests:

3PT SHOOTOUT
1st Round
Brian Lake 5
Fats Cuyler 7

Adam Vogelsberg 7
Wes Durrant 7

Finals
Fats Cuyler 7
Adam Vogelsberg 9
Wes Durrant 10

Student vs Player Finals
Gabel Mitchum 3
Wes Durrant 14

CORPORATE SPONSOR GAMES

Relay Winner
Midsouth Bank (Prize: Dozen doughnuts from Lamar's)

Rapid Shooting Contest Winner
Coca-Cola (Prize: Domino's Pizza Coupons)

DUNK CONTEST
Judges: David Moody, Charlie Myatt, Rick Hardesty

1st Round
Darren Avery 12
Tim Blue 25
Bud Howard 0
Kyle Young 20
Van Fraley (track player) 27
Marcus Morrison 29

2nd Round
Darren Avery 19
Tim Blue 0
Bud Howard 22
Kyle Young 23
Van Fraley 21
Marcus Morrison 24

Combined Scores
Marcus Morrison 53
Van Fraley 48
Kyle Young 43
Darren Avery 31
Tim Blue 25
Bud Howard 22

Finals
Marcus Morrison 26
Van Fraley 18

SCRIMMAGE RESULTS
White (10)
Vogelsberg 8, Howard 2

Blue (10)
Young 4, Blue 2, Hair 2, O'Neil 2

QUOTES
Freshman and Kermit Krazy Wade Neely's thoughts about the 2005-2006 Basketball Season

"We are going to have a great season and I look forward to helping the team by participating in Kermit's Krazies. I think we will make this place a loud environment and give our team the home-court advantage."

Season Ticket holder Don Henegar's thoughts about Fan Jam 2005

"I think it's great for everyone to come out and see what kind of athletes we are going to have on the court this year."

Season Ticket holder Louise Cooper's thoughts about new seating

"The new seats are beautiful! One thing I never liked about the arena in previous years was that our seats were orange. We (at Middle Tennessee) are blue. I think it (the new seats) helps raise morale and will bring in more fans to help support our team."

Marcus Morrison
Thoughts about participation in Fan Jam
"It was a lot of fun, we wanted to come out and give the crowd a good show before the season."

Thoughts about fan support at Fan Jam 05
"It's nice to see the fans show up and hopefully attendance will pick up as the season progresses."

Head Coach Kermit Davis
Thoughts about Players' Participation
"I thought our players did a good job responding to the crowd and giving them a good show."

Thoughts about Student and Corporate Involvement
"I liked the student and corporate involvement at tonight's event, it allowed our players to interact with them and create a fun environment."

Thoughts on the new additions to Murphy Center
"Chris Massaro has some good ideas like the new court-side seating. Sprucing up the arena has turned it into a better place to play basketball."

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