Wolves prepare to take on Blue Hose in Thursday exhibition

Wolves prepare to take on Blue Hose in Thursday exhibition
Monday, November 1, 2010 | by Fans get first chance to see new high-octane style against long-time rivals

CLINTON, S.C. - Fans will get their first chance to see the 2010-11 Newberry College men's basketball team in action this Thursday, November 4, as the Wolves head down Highway 76 to take on long-time rival Presbyterian College. Tipoff for the exhibition game is set for 7 p.m. in Presbyterian's Templeton Center.

Tickets for the game are $5 apiece for adults and $3 for children aged 14 and under.

The Wolves are entering their first season under new head coach Dave Davis, who brings an "all out, all the time" style to Newberry. The game is the first meeting between the two schools since Presbyterian jumped to Division I status following the 2006-07 season. The teams have played 200 times over the years, with the Blue Hose holding a 108-92 lead in the all-time series.

"We hope to bring a lot of fans out and bring out a lot of people who are new to Newberry basketball," Davis said. "The type of basketball we play is very entertaining and I think people will respect the fact that our kids will play very, very hard and unselfishly."

"Almost everyone I've talked to since we released the schedule has spoken about this game, so I've learned very quickly how badly people at Newberry want to beat PC when we play them in anything. They should be a good team since they sat out three of their best players last year, and we will be their first test this year. I'm sure it will be an interesting game, since we'll be going into the game with almost no experience in our new system, but both teams will be very excited. Our styles contrast as much as they possibly can and we're excited for the opportunity to go to their place and learn about our team against some pretty good competition," Davis said.

Broadcast and live stats information for the game will be released later in the week.