Men's and Women's Basketball Season to Begin with “Tip-Off Celebration”

DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire men's and women's basketball teams will kick off their 2011-12 seasons on Saturday, October 29 with their annual "Tip-Off Celebration" served up by Ever Better Eating at Lundholm Gymnasium. The event is free and is open to the public and will begin immediately following the Homecoming Football game versus Rhode Island at 3:00 p.m

Giveaways by event sponsor Ever Better Eating will include free all-natural pizza slices for fans upon entry. In addition, all students in attendance will receive the 2011 UNH Hallowcoming t-shirt to commemorate this special weekend on campus.

Additional event highlights will include one UNH student competing to win $10,000 in cash. All UNH students in attendance will be entered to compete in the $10,000 shot contest. The men's and women's basketball teams will compete in a slam-dunk contest and a 3-point shot-out and have a special performance for fans.

The UNH cheerleading and dance teams will perform, in addition to UNH acapella group "Maiden Harmony." The event will conclude with an autograph session with the basketball teams and free posters for all in attendance.

Fans will be able to take advantage of a special season ticket rate of $50 for both teams, which is a $10 discount off the regular season ticket rate of $60. This discounted rate will only be available at the "Tip-Off Celebration" event.

For more information, please call Amber Lilyestrom at (603) 862-0837 or email at

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