Basketball Season Set to Open Next Week

The 2011-12 basketball season is just around the corner for the Greensboro College men’s and women’s teams.  The men battled Division I UNC-Greensboro in an exhibition showdown last week and are scheduled to kick-off the regular season on November 15 at home against Johnson & Wales.  The nationally ranked women, meanwhile, will open its new campaign the following night, joining the men for home doubleheader action against cross-town rival Guilford.

All three contests (Tuesday night’s men’s game and Wednesday night’s men’s and women’s doubleheader), will be played at Hanes Gym on the campus of Greensboro College.  Tuesday’s game will tip-off at 7:30 p.m.  The women will open Wednesday’s slate at 5 p.m. with the men’s game scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early for Wednesday’s games against Guilford as a capacity crowd is expected.  Among the highlights of the night include a ring ceremony at halftime of the men’s game for the 2011 National Champion men’s golf team as well as an early bird drawing for the 2012 PrideFest event.

Keep an eye out on the Greensboro College athletic website for a weekly preview on upcoming basketball games.