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2011-12 men’s basketball season tickets

All 2010-11 season ticket holders have until Sept. 23 to renew and hold their current seat or request alternate locations for this year’s season. A special offer is at the bottom of this posting.

This year, faculty/staff can enjoy excellent lower level season tickets for only $99. That is $30 lower than last year’s rates for those tickets.

An appearance in the Maui Invitational, home games with East Carolina and Final Four participant VCU, and road games at Duke, Florida State and Miami (Fla.) highlight the men’s basketball schedule.

“The last two years we’ve played one of the top non-conference schedules in the country, which has helped to enhance our program’s profile. This year is no different,” said Coach Mike Dement. “We have games against teams from the ACC, Big East, SEC, a 2011 Final Four squad and challenging contests against in-state foes like UNC Pembroke, East Carolina and North Carolina A&T. We intend for these games to ultimately help prepare us for success in Southern Conference play.”

As part of the early season Maui Invitational, the Spartans will play games at Tennessee (Nov. 11) and Georgetown (Nov. 14) before participating in mainland regional games in Murfreesboro, Tenn., in a field which includes MTSU, Belmont and Towson.

The first home game will be versus UNC Pembroke on Nov. 17.

Those looking for fun activities over the Winter Holiday break can enjoy some great games. A home contest versus East Carolina will be Dec. 16. Then after the Spartans visit Cameron Indoor Stadium to take on Duke on Dec. 19, they return to the Coliseum where they host VCU on Dec. 22. UNCG closes out 2011 at Richmond on Dec. 30. After opening the New Year at Miami (Jan. 2), the Spartans return to SoCon play full-time by hosting Davidson (Jan. 5).

The team returns four starters and several key reserves from last season’s squad, including 2011 Southern Conference All-Freshman team honoree Trevis Simpson. In 27 games, including nine starts, the 6-4 swingman averaged 11.8 points and 3.6 rebounds per game. Other returning starters include 6-10 senior center Aloysius Henry and junior point guard Kyle Randall. Forward Aaron Brackett and guard Korey Van Dussen also return.

Season ticket holders have some great benefits to enjoy this year:

Buddy Passes – This season each season ticket holder will receive three “buddy passes” with your season tickets. Buddy passes allow you to bring a guest to enjoy any of our regular season homes games at the Greensboro Coliseum, for free. When you arrive at the game, your guest will exchange their buddy pass at the Greensboro Coliseum Ticket Office for a game ticket. Seat location is based on availability.

Never-A-Wasted Ticket – The Athletics Department understands that purchasing season tickets is an investment and they do not want to see you ever “waste” that investment because you are unable to attend a game. If for any reason you are unable to attend every home game this season, you may save your unused tickets and redeem them for additional tickets to the last home game against Wofford in February 2012. Seat locations are based on availability.

Additionally, season ticket holders for men’s basketball will still have the option to receive a complimentary women’s basketball Flex Season Ticket. For each season seat that you own for men’s basketball, Athletics will match that number in women’s season tickets for free. The “Flex” tickets can be used for any game in any combination.

For information about season tickets, call 4-3250 or email maehmke@uncg.edu.

Special offer for Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011:

UNCG Faculty & Staff,

This Thursday, September 22nd, the Athletics ticket office will be holding the “30 Minute or Less Challenge.” For every faculty or staff member that renews or purchases 2011-12 UNCG men’s (and women’s) basketball season tickets from noon to 3 p.m. will receive your confirmation and a free t-shirt personally delivered from a member of the coaching staff. We have 30 minutes to deliver these items to your location on campus or your season tickets are free!

To participate please call the UNCG Ticket Office at 334-3250 between noon and 3 pm that day. We look forward to meeting the challenge and welcoming you all back for the 2011-2012 basketball season. Our Greensboro, Our Game!

Michael Ehmke, Ticket Operations & Group Sales Manager

334-3250 – maehmke@uncg.edu