Spartanburg, S.C. – With the regular season set to begin next week, the USC Upstate men’s and women’s basketball teams will celebrate the start of the season by hosting the Upstate Basketball Tip-Fest Monday night at 9:00 p.m. in the Hodge Center.
The event is free and open to the public as we welcome the community to meet the men’s and women’s basketball teams. The first 250 people in attendance will receive a free Upstate Basketball t-shirt, while Upstate students will enjoy food from Jimmy John’s. In addition there will be a dunking exhibition by the men’s basketball team, while lucky students will team with a member of the men’s and women’s team to participate in a three-point shooting contest.
The Upstate Basketball Tip-Fest will conclude with the biggest contest of the night where one lucky student will have the opportunity to win $50,000 in a contest sponsored by Odds On Promotions. One lucky student will be chosen to participate in the contest with a student having to make a layup, free throw, 3-pointer and half-court shot in 25 seconds.
Doors to the Hodge Center will open at 8:45 p.m. with the festivities beginning at 9:00. The Hodge Center is expected to be packed to capacity, so make sure to arrive early to ensure a spot in the arena for the Upstate Basketball Tip-Fest.