New Brunswick, N.J. (Oct. 12, 2012) – The Rutgers men's basketball team officially opened the preseason Friday evening with a MidKnight Madness celebration at the College Avenue Gymnasium. A capacity crowd filled the historic gym to get their first glimpse of the 2012-13 Scarlet Knights.
SNY television personality and Rutgers radio play-by-play voice Chris Carlin served as the emcee. The night kicked off with highlights of the 2011-12 campaign, before introductions of every player, highlighted by a back flip by sophomore Derrick Randall (Brooklyn, N.Y.).
A scrimmage then ensued that featured several high-flying performances. Junior wing Mike Poole (Rosedale, N.Y.) deposited three from behind the arc during the ten minute display.
Junior wing Vincent Garrett (Chicago, Ill.) won the dunk contest, which also featured redshirt junior forward Wally Judge (Washington, D.C.), sophomore guard Jerome Seagears (Silver Spring, Md.) and redshirt sophomore forward Kadeem Jack (Queens, N.Y.).
Rutgers hosts Holy Family in an exhibition game on Sunday, Nov. 4. The Scarlet Knights officially begin the regular season on Friday, Nov. 9 against St. Peter’s at the RAC. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
Season tickets for Rutgers basketball are available now. To place your order, please log on to http://tickets.scarletknights.com. You may also order by contacting the Rutgers Athletic Ticket Office in person at the RAC or by calling 866-445-GoRU (4678).