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Aztec Basketball Tips-Off With Midnight Madness Friday

The Aztecs kick of 2006-07 with Midnight Madness Friday, Oct. 13.
The Aztecs kick of 2006-07 with Midnight Madness Friday, Oct. 13.

Oct. 12, 2006

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego State men's and women's basketball teams will open the 2006-07 season by playing host to Midnight Madness, Friday, Oct. 13, inside Peterson Gym. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the event starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free. This is the first chance to see the Aztecs in action as it will be the first official day of practice.

Both teams will be introduced, followed by dunking and shooting contests and scrimmages by both squads. The San Diego State band and the cheer and dance squads will also be in attendance.

The 2-Ball competition will get the evening underway with women's basketball players Shannon Clay, Quenese Davis, Shanna Demus, Kate Eveland, Desiree Johnson and Jené Morris and men's basketball players Mohamed Abukar, Ryan Amoroso, Brandon Heath, Jervaughn Johnson, Jon Pastorek and Richie Williams all scheduled to compete.

Following 2-Ball, Jerome Habel, Brett Hoerner, Chris Lamb, Kyle Spain and Lorrenzo Wade will compete in the slam dunk competition.

After the dunk contest, selected fans will be given the opportunity to play a game of knockout before giving way to the women's and men's teams, who will hold separate scrimmages to round out the night.

All fans should enter Peterson Gym on the north side of the facility through the courtyard. Parking is available in Parking Structure 5 (PS 5), on the corner of Montezuma Road and 55th Street, for $1 an hour. Permit kiosks are located throughout PS 5.

Prior to the start of Midnight Madness, the Aztec Athletic Foundation will hold its annual AAF Tip-Off Reception fundraiser beginning at 5:30 p.m. ($40 donation required) on the east balcony of Peterson Gym. Featured guests will include head coaches Steve Fisher and Beth Burns and both basketball teams. For more information on the reception, please call the AAF at (619) 594-6444.

Midnight Madness Schedule of Events (all times approximate)
5:30 p.m. - AAF Tip-Off Reception
6:30 p.m. - Doors open on north side of Peterson Gym (courtyard)
7 p.m. - SDSU women's and men's team introductions
7:25 p.m. - 2-Ball competition
7:35 p.m. - Slam dunk competition
7:45 p.m. - Women's team scrimmage
8 p.m. - Men's team scrimmage