ASHEVILLE, N.C. (March 4, 2019) – The ETSU women’s basketball team heads to the 2019 Ingles Southern Conference Tournament in Asheville, N.C., at the U.S. Cellular Center with an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament on the line.
The Buccaneers head into the SoCon Tournament as the No. 4 seed after finishing the regular season with an 8-6 record. ETSU will match-up with No. 5 seed Wofford on Thursday, March 7 at 1:15 p.m. The blue and gold split the series with the Terriers earlier in the season. If the Bucs advance, they will play the winner of the match-up between No. 1 seed Mercer and the No. 8 seed Western Carolina.
Tickets for ETSU’s game at the SoCon Tournament may be purchased by clicking HERE.
Along with the information provided, there are special events that are going on throughout the weekend in Asheville:
Pack Square in downtown Asheville will be populated with games and interactives for kids, as well as, cheerleaders, bands, and mascots. KidsFest will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 11 a.m., with the start of the Downtown Dribble. Each kid participating in the Downtown Dribble will receive a free T-shirt and basketball, as well as have the opportunity to participate in a dribble parade from Pack Square to the front door of the U.S. Cellular Center. Participants in the Downtown Dribble will also receive FREE admission to the men’s quarterfinal session at noon.
Make a donation to the Mountain Child Advocacy Center and you will receive a stuffed teddy bear to throw on the court during the 2019 Mission Children’s Hospital Teddy Bear Toss. The toss will take place during the 4:00 p.m. men’s semifinal. Bears tossed back onto the court will be donated to the Mission Children’s Hospital for children receiving treatment but also to the North Carolina Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies to give comfort to children whose families are in accidents. Over 1,000 bears are available and ready to put a smile on a child’s face.
The final day of competition at the 2019 Ingles SoCon Championship Presented by General Shale will honor the people and organizations that help enrich and keep people safe every day. Members of the military, fire, police, emergency and medical services, charitable organizations, government, and civil service will be afforded an opportunity to witness the men’s championship game at 7 p.m.
Children hunger statistics report that one out of five children does not have enough food at home. Many times, the meals hungry children receive at school are the only food that they will have to eat. Anyone bringing an approved food item will receive $5 off a single-session ticket for any session. Collection bins will also be located at all host hotels during the tournament. Visit hoopsagainsthunger.net for more information.
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