By: KAYLA SMITH
Red shirt, check. Red shorts, check. Red shoes, check.
Titan Productions and Titan Athletics hope to “red out” the Student Activities Center (SAC) when both the men’s and women’s basketball teams take on their rivals, the Holy Cross Saints.
Titan productions and Titan Athletics will offer free admission, popcorn and pizza to students, faculty and family at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, in the SAC.
Everyone in attendance will be given a free ticket and a chance to enter a drawing to win a signed jersey encased in a shadow box. The drawing is free, but they will be accepting donations for Coaches vs. Cancer. The drawing will take place at halftime when the IU South Bend Red Hots Dance Team will perform and invite the crowd to join them on court for a dance session with the team.
The Titans women’s team, led by Head Coach Steve Bruce, will play first. With only two seniors, the women’s team is mostly underclassmen. Bruce said the team’s strengths are their attitudes and player leadership. Accompanied by a strong backcourt consisting of sophomores Paige Avery and Courtney Smith, the women are ready to face the Saints, Bruce said.
As the men’s team prepares to take the court to face the Saints, so far senior Javonte Young is averaging 15 points per game, while sophomore Jeremy Jones is averaging 13 points per game.
Associate executive producer of Titan Productions Satori Stahl said it is important to have the student body and fans in attendance. Titan Productions want to build excitement to try to pack the stands and have a sold out crowd for the Coaches vs. Cancer event.