Midnite Madness event showcases UNC-Wilmington men’s and women’s basketball

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WILMINGTON — College basketball fans in Wilmington get to ring in the new season when the UNC-Wilmington men’s and women’s programs put on a show for the Seahawk faithfail on Friday, Oct. 21, as part of Midnite Madness at Trask Coliseum.

UNCW will hold its annual Midnite Madness event on Friday, Oct. 21. Photo courtesy- UNCW Athletics
UNCW will hold its annual Midnite Madness event on Friday, Oct. 21. (Photo courtesy- UNCW Athletics)

This year’s edition has a special twist: The CAA champion volleyball team will take on Towson at 7 p.m. at Trask Coliseum, followed by Midnite Madness at 9:30 p.m. The women’s soccer team is also slated to entertain William & Mary that night at the UNCW Soccer Stadium.

Midnite Madness is free to everyone and will feature games for UNCW students, performances by the UNCW Dance Team, UNCW Cheerleaders and UNCW Pep Band, along with introductions of the men’s and women’s basketball teams.

A three-point shooting contest involving members of both squads and a slam dunk contest for the men is also planned.