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Hornets to play in NBA arena in Charlotte

Hornets to play in NBA arena in Charlotte

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JAN. 14, 2013 -- The Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU) men’s and women’s basketball teams will play conference opponent Southern Wesleyan University (Central, S.C.) at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C. on Mon., Jan. 21.

“Playing in a NBA arena will be a great experience for our student-athletes and coaches,” said SPSU Athletic Director Matt Griffin. “We are all extremely excited about this opportunity and would like to thank the Charlotte Bobcats as well as Southern Wesleyan for making this event happen. We hope that alumni, family and friends will be able to make the trip and enjoy a great day of basketball.”

Alumni Relations is offering some special perks to SPSU alumni, faculty and staff members attending the games. For $15, they can enjoy a private reception at 1 p.m. and seating in a private suite for three basketball games: The Charlotte Bobcats versus the Houston Rockets in an NBA game at 2 p.m.; and the SPSU Hornets versus the SWU Warriors at 5 p.m. (women) and 7 p.m. (men). Participating alumni will also get to meet SPSU Athletic Director Matt Griffin and head basketball coaches Laquanda Dawkins (women) and Jeff Pourchier (men).

Students are not eligible for these suite tickets but may purchase student tickets to the game by contacting Kimberly Goler at or 678-915-6854.

For more information and to purchase suite tickets, SPSU alumni, faculty and staff should click on the following link: SPSU Alumni Affairs event.