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Men's Hoops to Host Student Open Practice

Oct. 30, 2017

STORRS, Conn. – With less than two weeks until the season-opener, the UConn men’s basketball team will host an exclusive Student Open Practice on Friday evening to give students a chance to get to know the 2017-18 team from 6 to 7 p.m. in Gampel Pavilion.

The open practice will consist of player introductions, music and a 30-minute session of team drills – with head coach Kevin Ollie concluding the evening by addressing the crowd and picking winners of the enter-to-win contests.

All UConn students are encouraged to attend. Enter-to-win prizes include UConn Nike gear, Beats headphones and Xbox One games. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. (ET), with the event beginning at 6 p.m. (ET).

The North and East entrances will be open for students to enter on Friday. The Huskies host Queens College (5:30 p.m.) on Sunday, Nov. 5 in an exhibition at Gampel, before opening their regular season on Friday, Nov. 10 against Colgate (7 p.m.).


5:30: Doors Open

6:00: Player Introductions

6:10: Team Practice

6:45: Coach Ollie Addresses Crowd

6:50: Enter-To-Wins Selected

7:00: Event Ends