Moonlight Madness kicks off season
The Mountain Lion fans showed their eagerness for the upcoming basketball season at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs by filling the stands in the Lions' Den Thursday to kick off the men and women's seasons with the second annual Moonlight Madness.
"Tonight was fun. It was fun interacting with the fans and it was a good atmosphere," said senior Pat Simpson. "It was like a game tonight, we had that many people in the stands."
While the turnout was immense, the talent showed good reason for that.
"It was good to see what I'm going to be looking forward to when I'm coming to the games. It should be fun," said UCCS student Lucas Winn.
Moonlight Madness provided fans with a glimpse of this year's teams through team introductions, a 3-point contest, a slam dunk contest, a two-ball contest, and short scrimmages. Also performing were the UCCS cheerleading squad, dance team, and step team U.N.I.Q.U.E.
The men's team will open their season on November 17 against the University of Northern Colorado while the women's team will open on the same day competing against St. Cloud State.
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