BYU fans will have a chance to see the men's basketball team in action on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Cougar Tipoff. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
PROVO -- Cougar fans can get their first look at the 2009-10 BYU men’s basketball team on Wednesday at the Papa John’s Cougar Tipoff in the Marriott Center. The event is free to the public and will begin at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m.
"This is a great opportunity for fans to have some fun, see the men's team play and hear from Coach Rose," BYU Marketing Director David Almodova said. "The doors open at 6 p.m., and the event is general admission so everyone has an equal chance at getting the best seats in the house. We're looking forward to having a great atmosphere in the Marriott Center."
The Tipoff features a full-length scrimmage by the men’s team, introduction of the BYU women’s basketball team and meet-the-team autograph signing with the men’s team with free posters. Gifts and prizes will be awarded during the event.
"Our guys are working hard to prepare for the season," BYU men's basketball coach Dave Rose said. "I believe our fans will enjoy watching this team play. We will be aggressive and play with a lot of passion."
See the schedule of events below:
Papa John’s Cougar Tipoff
Join BYU Men’s Basketball for the Papa John’s Cougar Tipoff this Wednesday, Oct. 28th at 7 p.m. in the Marriott Center. Admission to the Tipoff is free to all.
Mad Dog Cycle Two-Ball Shoot
A few lucky fans will have the opportunity to shoot hoops with members of the men’s basketball team for the chance to win a bicycle from Mad Dog Cycle.
Immediately following the game, the team will line up on the floor to sign autographs. Team posters will be available.
6:00 – Doors Open
7:00 – Lights Out Introductions
7:05 – First Half – Blue vs. White
7:25 – Halftime/Introduction of women’s team/Two-ball shooting contest
7:35 – Second Half – Blue vs. White
7:55 – Game Ends
8:00 – Autographs on Court
The men’s team won a share of the regular season MWC title last season, its third-straight conference title. At 25-8 and 12-4 in the MWC, the Cougars received their third-straight bid to the NCAA Tournament. BYU will play exhibitions at home on Nov. 5 against Trinity Western at 7 p.m. and Nov. 10 against Central Washington at 7:30 p.m. The Cougars open the regular season at home against Bradley on Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m.