DURHAM, N.H. - The UNH men's and women's basketball teams will kick off their 2012-13 seasons on Thursday, Oct. 25, with the annual "Tip-Off Celebration" event at the Lundholm Gymnasium. The event is free and open to the public and will begin at 7:00 p.m., and will provide fans the opportunity to preview the Wildcat basketball teams and purchase season tickets at a special rate.
The event will include fan giveaways, free pizza provided by Dominos of Mill Plaza, a slam-dunk contest, 3-point shoot-out, and performances by the Beast of the East pep band and the UNH Cheerleading and Dance teams. One of the highlights of the event will be a chance for a UNH student to win a semester of free books in a huge knockout competition; every student in attendance will be entered to win and there will be many other chances for students to win prizes just for attending the event.
Both basketball teams will hold an autograph session at the conclusion of the event. Free team posters will be distributed to fans. Fans will also be able to purchase season tickets to the men's and women's seasons for $50 each or the men's and women's combo package, including both seasons, for $75.
The men's team begins their season on Nov. 10 when they host Suffolk at Lundholm Gymnasium. The women will begin their season Nov. 14 at Yale.
For more information on the UNH Basketball programs, visit www.unhwildcats.com