UNCG Campus Weekly

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Men’s Hoops readies for season; discount tickets still available

The UNCG men’s basketball team got on the court in front of fans in a game situation for the first time in the 2017-18 season Sunday afternoon as the Spartans took part in the exhibition Jamboree for charity in Chapel Hill against the Tar Heels, UNCW and ECU at the Dean Dome. Proceeds for the event went to the Governor’s North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund.

The Spartans played three abbreviated exhibition games. UNCG posted a 1-1-1 record in the three games but were the only team to knock off the Tar Heels, recording a 32-24 victory in the short exhibition. The fans saw the Spartans connect on 66.7 percent (12-of-18) from the field and hit 70 percent (7-of-10) from 3-point land in the victory over the Tar Heels. Junior guard Francis Alonso led the way with 14 points in 11 minutes of action as he was a perfect 5-of-5 from the field, including four 3-pointers.

Seeing them spurs anticipation for the official start of the season in the coming days. Season tickets are on the way to ensure you can catch every home game.

Athletics has set a goal to hit the 1,000 season ticket mark this year. Last season, UNCG sold 866 total season tickets. That mark has already been surpassed. As of last Friday, season ticket sales were a little over 900.

Faculty and staff can purchase tickets for $99 in the lower level (as many as they like). Normally, season tickets in the lower level are $129. All season tickets come with a parking pass for these games at the Coliseum, a $65 value. They also come with several Buddy Passes so you can bring others to a few games, and the opportunity to receive complimentary women’s basketball season tickets. Payroll deduction is available for all faculty/staff – the payment is split evenly over four months.

To order tickets with the faculty/staff discount or if you have any questions, contact the UNCG Athletics ticket office at 336-334-3250.