CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern will commemorate the 20th anniversary of its Big South championship team that advanced to the 1997 NCAA Tournament with Basketball Alumni Day on Saturday, Feb. 4. All men's and women's basketball alumni are invited to enjoy lunch in the Buc Club room prior to that afternoon's doubleheader against Presbyterian College.
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All interested parties should contact CSU Assistant Athletic Director for Development, Tyler Davis, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Lunch will be served from 12:30-2 p.m. Tipoff of the women's game is slated for 3 p.m., with the men's game to follow at 5:30 p.m. In between, Buc Club members will be able to enjoy dinner with members of the 1996-97 team starting at 4:30 p.m.
The 1996-97 Bucs are the only team in CSU history to make the NCAA Tournament. CSU defeated Liberty in the Big South Tournament title game to punch its ticket to the Big Dance. The Bucs earned the No. 15 seed in the Midwest Regional and gained national exposure in their matchup against powerhouse UCLA.