PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Men's Basketball) – The Shawnee State men's basketball team has announced Tuesday afternoon's 4 p.m. game versus Taylor University as Community Appreciation Day.
In appreciation of all of the supporters of Shawnee State basketball in the Portsmouth and regional area, admission for the contest will be free for all those in attendance.
"We are very thankful for all of those who have given to the Shawnee State athletic department," head coach and athletic director Jeff Hamilton said. "We would like to reciprocate that appreciation by inviting all of the members of the community to come out and enjoy what is shaping up to be a great afternoon of basketball."
Taylor and Shawnee State have met once already this season, culminating in a two-point victory for the Trojans in Upland, Ind., on Dec. 12. In that game, senior guard Devon Carter (SR/Clayton, Ohio) finished with a team-high 19 points.
Tuesday's game – which will begin at 4 p.m. – will be the final bout for the Bears in the 2015 calendar year, setting up for more than a week-long layoff before the squad takes on No. 2 Georgetown College on Jan. 7.
Gates for Tuesday's contest will open at 3 p.m. Nothing is required for admission.