MT Hoops set for Fan Day Thursday

Men's and Women's Basketball ready for Fan Day this week

October 15, 2013 · @MTAthletics

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The Middle Tennessee men's and women's basketball programs are set to host Basketball Fan Day Thursday at 6 p.m. inside the Murphy Center.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a blue carpet welcome for fans in the northeast tunnel as players from both teams will stand in the tunnel to greet fans as they enter the arena. The 2013-14 Blue Raiders will be introduced and there will be a question and answer session with a few players from each squad before the three-point competition starts.

The three-point contest will consist of two teams of three. Each team will have one men's player, one women's player and one student. Students who wish to participate in the contest need to tweet using the hashtag #MT3pt. The students have until midnight Wednesday tweet using the designated hashtag in order to be selected for the three-point competition. A $250 gift card to Textbook Brokers is online for the student on the winning team.

Members of the men's team will also participate in a slam dunk contest that fans will not want to miss, while players from the women's team will compete in a half-court shootout. The players will represent different sections of the arena and fans can win prizes if their player wins the competition.

Fan Day will conclude with autograph sessions, locker room tours and a 'select your seat' event. There will be pocket schedules, magnet schedules and posters of both teams available for fans.

The event starts at 6 p.m. and wraps up at 7:30 p.m., but don't be late because the first 250 fans will receive a free hotdog and drink.

Over the last two seasons, the MT men's and women's programs have posted a combined 106-28 record, including a 56-6 mark inside the Murphy Center. Fans can purchase men's season tickets for $140 and women's tickets for $100. Season tickets for both men's and women's basketball are just $199 with the combo pack.

Fan Day Schedule of Events:
6 p.m.        Blue Carpet Welcome for Fans by both teams
6:10 p.m.   Welcome and highlight video
6:15 p.m.   Player Introductions
6:20 p.m.   Q&A with two players from each team
6:30 p.m.   Three-point competition
6:40 p.m.   Dunk contest
6:50 p.m.   Half-court shootout
7 p.m.        Autograph session, locker room tours and select a seat

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