Emotional Championship Friday Has Arrived

Game action continued in the Al McGuire Center on Thursday.
June 18, 2015

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  • CHAMPIONSHIP FRIDAY!! First round games begin at 10:25 a.m. and second round right after at 10:55 a.m.
  • NOTE: In the NBA, Bulls-Cavs and Raptors-Hawks start at 10:25 and Blazers-Clippers and Warriors-Rockets at 10:55 a.m.
  • Semifinals start at 1:20 p.m. and all finals at 2:30 p.m. in the Al McGuire Center.
  • For friends and family looking to attend, the Horizon League is in MU Gym, BIG EAST in the Al McGuire Center and NBA is in the Rec Center.
  • Again, all finals will be in the Al. Good luck to all campers.
Parents of Session I Day Camp players shouldn't have been surprised by requests for an early bed time Thursday night, with the excitement and anticipation of "Championship Friday" on the minds of all participants.

The camp staff will be handing out awards like candy at a parade all day on Friday, honoring both individual and team accomplishments from the week.

Week one featured a pair of undefeated squads in the regular season, as Cleveland State (7-0) and Xavier (8-0) claimed the No. 1 seed in the Horizon and BIG EAST, respectively. History has shown, however, that the top seed only wins the tournament 63.5 percent of the time thanks to the craziness of Championship Friday.

In the NBA East, the Bulls and Raptors posted identical 11-3 marks, but Chicago earned the top spot via tiebreaker. The Blazers ended up cruising to the NBA West title at 9-5 and will be well rested for the playoff run.

The final Camper of the Day honorees were Kiran Blakley (Horizon), Joey Dorrington (BIG EAST) and Harrison Carter (NBA). "Mr. Stations Award" winners were Amonte Allen (Horizon), Aidan Anich and Bryan Fura (BIG EAST) and Antonio Rodriguez (NBA) .

CAMP STORE: Check out the official Camp Store on the main concourse level of the Al McGuire Center. Food, drinks and MU gear will be available. Campers will be able to purchase "camp cash cards" for various dollar amounts so they don't have to worry about having cash.

ATHLETICS BBQ: Join the men's basketball players and staff for the Marquette Athletics BBQ on Monday, June 29 at Marquette's Central Mall (behind Raynor Library) from 5-8 p.m. Cost is $15 per person (children 6-and-under are free). For more information call Special Events at (414) 288-7431.

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