UNCW Basketball luncheon set for October 21st


WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW Sports)–Seahawk fans will have an opportunity to meet and listen to third-year basketball coaches C.B. McGrath and Karen Barefoot at the upcoming UNCW Basketball Tip-Off Luncheon.

The 10th annual event, featuring an all-you-can-eat buffet, takes place on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, at Buffalo Wild Wings on Old Eastwood Road. The event begins at 11:30 a.m., with the program scheduled to kick off at noon.

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McGrath and Barefoot will provide an in-depth look at their teams, players and schedules. The coaches will also host a brief question and answer session.

McGrath has restocked his roster with seven new players for the new season, including four transfers and three freshmen. Sophomore playmaker Kai Toews set a single season record for assists in the Colonial Athletic Association in 2018-19 and garnered Preseason Honorable Mention honors from the league.

The energetic Barefoot also begins her third year and has 12 returning letter winners from last season’s 18-12 women’s hoops squad. Redshirt senior guard GiGi Smith earned a spot on the Preseason All-CAA Second Team and senior guard Lacey Suggs received Honorable Mention distinction for the second year in a row.

Hosted by Mike Vaccaro, UNCW’s play-by-play voice, the event is open to the public. Tickets are $20 each and include the buffet, drink, tax and tip.

A limited number of tickets are available. Fans may purchase tickets by or calling 1-800-808-UNCW or visiting UNCWsports.com/BuyTickets.