Oct. 21, 2013
WASHINGTON - Highlighted by a live performance from hip-hop star B.o.B. and in front of a national television audience on FoxSports 1, Georgetown University will officially start the college basketball season on campus with the Basketball Tip-Off Party, being held at McDonough Arena on Friday, Oct. 25.
The evening will serve as the introduction to the Georgetown men's and women's basketball teams to the student body and fans. The evening will include performances from several student groups, capped off by hip-hop recording artist B.o.B.
All of the festivities from the Basketball Tip-Off Party will be streamed live, for free, at GUHoyas.com beginning at 7:30 p.m., on Friday evening. Click HERE to view the live stream.
Doors for McDonough Arena will open at 7:30 p.m. Outdoor activities include a Domino's Pizza pop-a-shot and an interactive Coca-Cola experience with free samples as well as premium giveaways. Upon entering this Georgetown University student -only event, guests will receive an exclusive Jordan Brand Georgetown Basketball T-shirt and a lighted keychain.
There will be dance routines by the GU Step Team, GU Dance Team, GU Jawani, and Groove Theory beginning at 7:45 p.m., as well as a performance by Roy Kim, a Georgetown freshman from South Korea who was the winner of that country's version of America's Got Talent.
During the event, the professional jerseys of former men's basketball All-American Otto Porter Jr. and women's basketball All-American Sugar Rodgers will be unveiled.
In addition, the men's and women's basketball players will be pairing up with students in a number of shooting games. The women's basketball team will be introduced at 8:45 p.m. and the Georgetown Pep Band and cheerleaders will take the floor at 9:15 p.m.
The Hoyas men's basketball team and Head Coach John Thompson III will be introduced at approximately 9:45 p.m. followed by a dunk showcase and a series of drills.
As always, the night will include surprise appearances and excitement for the upcoming season.