Mountain Invitational Press Release
The Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission and the US Cellular are proud to announce the return of the Mountain Invitational to the US Cellular Center on Sunday, December 17, 2017. This college basketball doubleheader will tip off with Wofford playing High Point at 2:00 pm and the second game will feature UNC Asheville and Western Carolina at 4:30 pm. The Mountain Invitational was previously a men’s and women’s doubleheader at the US Cellular Center between UNC Asheville and Western Carolina and was held between 2001-2004.
To Purchase tickets: Tickets are available for purchase at the US Cellular Center Box Office, online at Ticketmaster.com or by telephone at 800-745-3000.
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“The Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission is proud to once again partner with the US Cellular Center and put together a great day of college basketball at the US Cellular Center. We would like to thank Janet Cone for her perseverance in helping make this event a reality. This is a great opportunity to showcase the rivalry between the Bulldogs and the Catamounts and host a matchup between two excellent programs in High Point and Wofford. We hope that this will become an annual event to showcase college basketball at the US Cellular Center.”- Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission Executive Director Demp Bradford
“We are looking forward to the event on Dec. 17 at the U.S. Cellular Center. Not only does it allow us to continue our mountain rivalry series with Western Carolina, but we get to do so in a great facility where basketball fans in the area will get to enjoy two good games. I'd like to thank the coaches and administrators at each institution, as well as the Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission for all of their hard work in helping make this event happen.”- Men’s Basketball Coach Nick McDevitt
“UNC Asheville is excited to showcase our successful men's basketball program in he Mountain Invitational doubleheader hosted by the U.S. Cellular Center and the Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission. We are looking forward to playing on Dec. 17 in front of our hometown crowd.”- Director of Athletics Janet Cone
High Point University
“We are excited to be a part of the Mountain Invitational. This puts four good basketball programs on the floor in one day, which gives fans and alumni the opportunity to watch excellent players compete for their respective school. I would like to thank head coach Nick McDevitt for his hard work in putting this event together and to the city of Asheville for hosting such a tremendous event in the U.S. Cellular Center. We look forward to December 17 when we play Wofford with the opportunity to represent High Point University and our community.”- Men’s Basketball Coach Scott Cherry
“The Mountain Invitational hosted by the U.S. Cellular Center is the perfect opportunity to challenge our HPU men’s basketball team as we prepare to battle for a fifth conference championships over the past six years. We want to thank the Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission for the invitation to participate and I know that our HPU fans are excited for December 17."- Director of Athletics Dan Hauser
Western Carolina University
“We are pleased and excited to be a part of the inaugural Mountain Invitational Basketball Doubleheader. There are many great basketball fans in the Asheville area who are going to be treated to a tremendous afternoon of college basketball at the US Cellular Center in December as the basketball season kicks into high gear. The Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission has worked diligently for months with our coaches and administrators to make this event become a reality.” – Men’s basketball head coach Larry Hunter
“WCU Athletics is excited to be a part of the Mountain Invitational to be held December 17 and hosted by the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville. This event has been a long time coming, and to finally be able to showcase the best of college basketball in western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina at the beginning of the season bodes well for the four great institutions involved. I look forward to being able to offer our fans an opportunity to attend a great event in a great city.” –Director of Athletics Randy Eaton
We are looking forward to participating in the Mountain Invitational, in a city our players and coaches have grown fond of over the past several years. December 17 will be a great day of college basketball for this region and I am certain we will have several Wofford fans in attendance. – Men’s basketball head coach Mike Young
“We are very much looking forward to playing in the Mountain Invitational. Our fans love making the short trip to Asheville and it’ll be great to compete in an arena where our team has seen some recent success. December 17th should be a fun night.”- Director of Athletics Richard Johnson