Men's and Women's Basketball Teams to Host Basketball Madness Friday Night

The Oglethorpe men's and women's basketball teams will host Basketball Madness at Dorough Field House on Friday evening at 9 p.m. to celebrate the tipoff of the 2012-13 basketball season.

The event will start with team introductions for both squads, and will continue as both teams hold a three-point shooting contest. The champion of the men's and the women's contests will battle each other head-to-head.

The event will also feature performances by the Oglethorpe cheerleaders and dance team, and will conclude with a short scrimmage by the men's team. Those who attend will have the opportunity to win prizes over the course of the evening.

The women's season starts at home against Wesleyan next Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. They also play at home against Spelman on November 20 at 7 p.m. The men's season will begin next Saturday in Knoxville, Tenn., where they will take on Johnson University at 2 p.m. They will open up at home on Thanksgiving weekend with the Oglethorpe Thanksgiving Classic. They will play Maryville on November 24 at 6 p.m., then take on LaGrange on November 25 at 4 p.m. The teams' first conference doubleheader will come November 29, when they take on Berry in Dorough Field House, with games at 6 and 8 p.m.

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