Sept. 14, 2011
With the 2011-12 basketball season just two months away, Saints fans got their first look at this season's men's and women's teams at the annual First Niagara Sneak Preview Tuesday night at the Times Union Center. Fans had the opportunity to meet and greet members of both squads while also enjoying a complimentary reception.
Men's basketball coach Mitch Buonaguro and veteran women's coach Gina Castelli addressed the crowd, noting their shared excitement for the upcoming season while also shedding some light on what fans can expect to see on the court this year.
Men's players Owen Wignot, Rakeem Brookins and OD Anosike and women's players Cristina Centeno and Maja Gerlyng were also interviewed by public address announcer Scott Noel and several lucky fans who had the opportunity to ask questions.
Fans also had the opportunity to pick out their season tickets, purchase merchandise and win some great prizes through a free raffle. Amongst the prizes awarded were four tickets to the Siena - UMass game in Springfield and Basketball Hall of Fame admission for four, four tickets to Siena vs. Iona at Madison Square Garden, $100 Gift cards to 677 Prime and a $100 voucher for Hotel Indigo.
Fans who have not yet purchased season tickets, can still take advantage of some great offers. Those interested in more information on men's or women's season tickets can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The men tip-off the season Wednesday, November 16 at 7 p.m. vs. Navy at the Times Union Center, while the women open play on Friday, November 11 at 7 p.m. when they welcome Sacred Heart to the Alumni Recreation Center.