OXFORD, Ohio-New head coach John Cooper and the Miami University men's basketball team will give fans their first opportunity to get a sneak peek of the 2012-13 squad at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 with the Third Annual BBQ & Basketball event at Millett Hall.

"This is a truly unique event, and I'm excited to take part in this for the first time," said Cooper. "It's always neat to have fans around your practices. They can get an intimate feel for what's going on and have some of their questions answered. I'm looking forward to meeting more people, especially those people who have a love of basketball and a connection to our program."

A tip-off to the 2012-13 season, BBQ & Basketball gives fans a unique and up-close perspective of the team with seating on the court for the event which features team practice, a BBQ dinner, raffles and a post-event meet-and-greet with the players and coaches.

Hear from Coach Cooper and enjoy special appearances by Miami's pep band, cheerleaders and dance team.

"It will be a good time for our guys," added Cooper. "I think it's a good thing when you can put your guys in that environment as you start working your way toward the season."

Cost is $21 with a menu that includes chicken wings, boneless ribs, muffins, baked beans, potato salad, relish tray, cookies and beverages.

To make a reservation for the event, click HERE, call 513-529-4295 or email miamigameday@MiamiOH.edu by 5 p.m. Friday, October 12.

Miami students will receive a discounted rate of $15 and MUST email miamigameday@muohio.edu or call 513-529-1611 to do so. Student deadline to order is Sunday, October 14.

Reservations for the past two BBQ & Basketball events have filled quickly, so be sure to make a reservation today!

Miami has 13 games in Millett Hall on its regular-season docket, seven of which are weekend games. Don't miss out on a minute of the action. Buy your tickets today by visiting or calling the Miami Athletics Ticket Office at 513-529-4295 or click HERE.

Miami University Men's Basketball 2012-13 Season Ticket Prices:
Youth Reserved (Under 18): $110
Miami University Faculty and Staff: $150
Senior Citizen/Young Alumni: $165
Adult Reserved: $180
Courtside Seating: $325
     *Available with a specified Red & White Club level of giving