Cougars Featured in “Early Bird” ESPN Game

An early bird rematch is up next for the College of Charleston men’s basketball team (1-0, 0-0) as it prepares for the first of two-straight meetings with 2011 NCAA Tournament opponents in reigning Ohio Valley Conference champion Morehead State (0-1, 0-0) on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at TD Arena. Experience the game.It will mark the earliest contest ever played in program history as the Cougars and Eagles square off in front of a nationally-televised audience at 8 a.m. as part of ESPN’s 24-Hours of College Basketball Tip-Off Marathon on ESPN.

GAME PROMOTIONS
The early-morning contest will feature a Pajama Party in the student section, while College of Charleston students will be treated to Dunkin’ Donuts and coffee at the student entrance. Tickets are still available for purchase to the Morehead State game and are priced at $15. They can be purchased by calling 1-843-953-COFC (2632) or going online at www.CofCSports.com/tickets.

NATIONAL EXPOSURE
The Cougars will play on regional or national television 12 times during the 2011-12 season. They will make their first appearance on ESPN since a loss to Chattanooga in the SoCon Tournament championship game on March 9, 2009. Last year, CofC made a school-record 22 appearances on the tube. Play-by-play announcer Jon Sciambi and color analyst Stephen Bardo will handle the call live from TD Arena on ESPN. The game can also be viewed online via a live stream on www.ESPN3.com .