UC Santa Cruz men's, women's basketball season openers set for Nov. 15

UC Santa Cruz Athletics announces the season opener games for men's and women's basketball at the Kaiser Permanente Arena in downtown Santa Cruz.

Show your support for the Slugs as they start the 2014-15 season with the Hilton Open Weekend Kick-Off Tournament November 15-17. For a complete schedule go to www.goslugs.com.

Saturday, November 15

Men's basketball - 1 p.m. vs. University of Dallas, an NCAA Division III institution located in Irving, Texas

Women's basketball - 3 p.m. vs. St. John Fisher College, an NCAA Division III institution located in Rochester, N.Y.

UC Santa Cruz all-female student acapella group "The Hightones" will sing the national anthem before the women's game.

Sammy the Slug mascot will be attending both games.

A chartered bus, the "Fast Break Slug Bus," will transport students from the Bay Tree Plaza to the Kaiser Permanente Arena before the game, returning to campus after the men's game and again after the women's game.  The first bus will depart Bay Tree Plaza at 11 a.m. on Saturday and is first-come, first-served. For more information is available at opers.ucsc.edu.

General admission tickets are $5 for each game. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance online on the Santa Cruz Warriors website at: http://www.nba.com/dleague/santacruz/ucsc.html