Lutes Start Season With Exhibition Game at Key Arena
Consider it a Halloween Treat. Pacific Lutheran will start its 2010-11 men's basketball season at 4 p.m. this Sunday against the NCAA Division I Seattle University Redhawks. That's big news in itself, but equally big is that the contest will be played in Seattle's Key Arena.
The Lutes played Seattle U. in an exhibition opener last year, but that game was played at Connolly Center on the SU campus. Key Arena serves as the home venue for the WNBA champion Seattle Storm and at one point was the home court for the Seattle Supersonics before the Sonics moved to Oklahoma City.
There is no charge for the game, though those in attendance will have to pick up a ticket at the arena and present it at the door prior to entry.
Pacific Lutheran students interested in attending can travel on a rooter bus that will leave the campus at approximately 2:30 p.m. There are only 15 spots remaining on the second of two buses, and game tickets will be made available to those traveling on the rooter buses.
Last season, Seattle U. defeated Pacific Lutheran, 96-68. Tommy Begalka, now a PLU junior guard, led the Lutes with nine points as head coach Steve Dickerson played all 16 players.
The 2010-11 Lutes officially open their season at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, when they meet NCAA Division III power St. Thomas (Minn.) at the UPS Tipoff Classic hosted by the University of Puget Sound.
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