Hoops season is just around the corner! Before the 2012-13 Miami University men's basketball season officially tips off on Friday, Nov. 9, RedHawk fans will have several opportunities to get an early look at the squad. In addition to the Wednesday, Oct. 31 exhibition game against Maryville at 7 p.m.--which is free and open to the public--the men's basketball program also will host the Third Annual BBQ & Basketball event at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 and Basketball 101 presented by Luna Blu Salon and Spa at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24.

Third Annual BBQ & Basketball
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.

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.

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!

Basketball 101
On Wednesday, Oct. 24, Coach Cooper and his staff will hold Basketball 101 at Millett Hall. The event for women is presented by Luna Blu Salon and Spa and runs from 5:15-8 p.m.

Hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served on the Millett Hall concourse and participants will have a chance to meet and mingle with the RedHawk coaching staff.

Basketball 101 attendees also will be treated to a behind-the-scenes tour of the facilities by the coaching staff and will have the opportunity to see members of the 2012-13 squad in action on the court as they conduct some practice drills. Coach Cooper also will conduct a question and answer session following the practice drills. Participants will not be playing basketball at the Basketball 101 event, so gym shoes are not needed.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Chrissy Ormond at 513-529-0459 or ormondca@MiamiOH.edu or click HERE. Tickets are $36 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Luna Cares.

Purchase Season Tickets Today!
Don't miss out on a minute of the action this season! Miami has 13 games in Millett Hall on its regular-season docket, seven of which are weekend games. 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