Coastal Carolina

Dunks, dancing and deep 3s. Coastal Carolina introduces, celebrates hoops teams at Hoopla

Coastal Carolina introduced and celebrated its men’s and women’s basketball teams Wednesday night at the HTC Center with its annual Hoopla event.

The event included dunk, dance and 3-point contests, a student hitting a half-court shot to win a scooter and performances by the CCU cheerleaders and dance team.

The men’s team begins the season at home at 7 p.m. Tuesday against Campbell and has four home games before hosting the Myrtle Beach Invitational from Nov. 21-24 at the HTC Center. The Chants open the tournament with Utah at 7 p.m. on Nov. 21. The eight-team tournament also includes Baylor, Mississippi State and 2016 and 2018 NCAA national champion Villanova.

The CCU women open the season at 5 p.m. next Friday against Arkansas Pine Bluff at the HTC Center.

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Alan Blondin covers golf, Coastal Carolina athletics and numerous other sports-related topics that warrant coverage. Well-versed in all things Myrtle Beach, Horry County and the Grand Strand, the Northeastern University journalism school valedictorian has been a sports reporter at The Sun News since 1993, earning eight top-10 Associated Press Sports Editors national writing awards and 18 top-three S.C. Press Association writing awards since 2007.