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5 Reasons the January 7 Cougar Basketball Game will be Music to Your Ears

6 January 2014 | 7:23 pm By:

The College of Charleston men’s basketball team kicks off conference play in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) at 7 p.m. on January 7, 2014 in the TD Arena. Get tickets. Find out more about the game.NewYear

1. It’s a first.

While the College officially became a member of the CAA in 2013, the January 7 game against James Madison University (JMU) marks the Cougars’ first conference match-up of the season. The JMU Dukes won the CAA championship last season.

2. Musical performance by…

Darius Rucker! Need we say more? The Charleston native, Hootie and the Blowfish front man and country music sensation will sing the National Anthem at Tuesday’s game.

[Related: Watch a video of Darius singing the National Anthem at the South Carolina Stingrays hockey game on January 4, 2014]

3. TD Arena is hot.

Literally, it’s heated. The weather forecast in Charleston at tip-off time calls for temps around 27 degrees with a wind chill of about 20 degrees. When you factor warm concession snacks into the mix, your Tuesday night becomes a real winner.

4. Cougar forward Willis Hall is on fire.

The graduate student from Charlotte, N.C. just earned back-to-back CAA Men’s Basketball Player of the Week honors. Hall led the Cougars to victories last week against Howard and Davidson universities.

[Related: Read Willis Hall’s tips on balance.]

5. Cougar Town vs. Cougar Nation

You can watch the season five premiere of Cougar Town anytime, but you can relive the unforgettable moments of the Cougars first CAA match-up for a lifetime.

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