DURHAM, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire men’s and women’s basketball teams celebrated the official start of the 2008-09 seasons with a tip-off event at Lundholm Gymnasium.
After performances by the UNH cheerleaders and the dance team, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams were introduced to an enthusiastic crowd of fans and students. Men’s basketball head coach Bill Herrion then addressed the crowd about the upcoming seasons.
Following the introductions, the men’s and women’s teams faced off in a series of shooting competitions, including a shot contest in which athletes and students joined forces. The event was then highlighted when a selected member of the UNH student body was chosen to participate in a contest with the possibility of her winning $10,000 towards her tuition. Below is a selection of photos that capture the event.
The men’s squad will open with an exhibition against WPI on Saturday, Nov. 8, while the women’s team will host Bentley on Sunday, Nov. 9. Both exhibition match ups are scheduled to tip off at 1 p.m. in Lundholm Gymnasium. The women’s team will begin the 2008-09 campaign by hosting Bryant on Friday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m., while the men will play host to Suffolk on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. For information on tickets CLICK HERE.
|UNH DANCE TEAM|
HEAD FOOTBALL HEAD COACH SEAN MCDONNELL STOPS BY TO SAY HELLO AS MEN'S BASKETBALL HEAD COACH BILL HERRION MC'S THE EVENT
|UNH DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS MARTY SCARANO AND UNH PRESIDENT DR. MARK HUDDLESTON BOTH SERVED AS JUDGES IN THE SLAM DUNK CONTEST|
|WOMEN'S BASKETBALL HEAD COACH KRISTIN COLE ENCOURAGES $10,000 PARTICIPANT|
UNH MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM GETS AMPED DURING INTRODUCTIONS
|RONY TCHATCHOUA GETS THE CROWD FIRED UP WITH HIS SERIES OF DUNKS|
|UNH PRESIDENT DR. MARK HUDDLESTON HELPS OUT BRIAN BENSON IN THE SLAM DUNK CONTEST|