Spartans to Host Midnight Madness on October 25th
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The USC Upstate men’s and women’s basketball teams will host Midnight Madness Tuesday, Oct. 25, inside the Hodge Center as the squads officially kick off the 2011-12 basketball seasons.
Midnight Madness, which is free to everyone, will begin at approximately 9 p.m., following the conclusion of the Spartan volleyball match against Presbyterian College (7 p.m.)
The event will feature scrimmages by both the men’s and women’s teams, a dunk competition with celebrity judges and comments from both Head Women’s Coach Tammy George and Head Men’s Coach Eddie Payne.
The women’s team returns to the court following a 17-win campaign a season ago, including an appearance in the WBI Postseason Tournament. The Spartans will be led by Preseason All-Atlantic Sun Selection Tee’Ara Copney and senior Kendra Wallace.
The men’s squad, competing in its first year of full
eligibility, returns nine players from last season’s squad,
including reigning A-Sun Freshman of the Year, Torrey Craig.
Craig, a Preseason All-A-Sun selection, finished the 2010-11 season
ranked 10th or better in the conference in five
different statistical categories.
Season tickets for both the men’s and women’s basketball season are currently on sale and can be purchased by contacting Mason Glick at 864-503-5893.