Pace University's men's and women's basketball team are gearing up for their first home games of the 2012-13 season tonight.
The women tip off at 5:30 p.m. for their first game of the season against Le Moyne College, which is coming off a 56-55 defeat of Notre Dame.
Grad student Brittany Shields is back for the Setters—she averaged 17 points and 10 rebounds last season and received All-Conference honors in the Northeast-10, as well as a Daktronics Second Team All-East Region selection. She was named the Division II Metropolitan Player of the Year in 2011-12 and was also named to the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA)'s Honorable Mention All-American Team.
The men's third game of the season begins at 7:30 p.m. The team has won its first two games of the season against Nyack College and Bloomfield College.
Jonathan Merceus leads the Setters with an average of 19.5 points and 3.5 rebounds per game so far this season. Keon Williams and Kai Smith have also put up big numbers for Pace so far this year.
The university's drumline will perform during the women's halftime and the cheerleaders will keep the crowd entertained during the men's halftime.
There will also be a Tic-Tac-Toe layup competition and Minute to Win It contest during both halftimes.
Admittance to the games is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and kids under age 10. Pace students, faculty and staff can enter free with ID.
Live stats will be provided for the game and are available for free at http://livestats.prestosports.com/pace. The game will be broadcast on WFAS AM 1230 and it will also be available online at http://wfasam.com. Mike McGinnis and Chris D'Angelo will host the pregame show starting at 5 pm and will be back on the air for the halftime and post-game shows, while Seth Cantor will be on the call during the game as the play-by-play analyst.