Last night at the Southeastern Louisiana University Center the Southeastern Lion and Lady Lion basketball teams welcomed fans to the 2010-11 season with the third annual Full Court Fest.
The night started with the introductions of the Southland Conference East Division favorite Lion team and the Lady Lions who are currently forecasted to finish fourth in the division.
But unlike the rest of the season, this night was dedicated strictly to the fans of each team. Fans received free t-shirts from Lion cheerleaders and free pizza courtesy of the Division for Student Affairs.
Highlighting the night’s games and give-a-ways was a blind-folded money crawl. Students were taken from the crowd and blind-folded while student-workers sprawled $200 cash across the hardwood floor. When the whistle blew, student took off across the floor for the cash grab.
By the time Cardirious Murphy, a junior at Southeastern, unmasked himself he found himself $31 richer after battling with fellow student Brian Alexander at mid-court for more money.
“I just followed the crowd,” said Murphy. “I just listened for when they got louder, that’s when I knew I was closer to the money.”
While junior Kragen Lewis didn’t leave with any extra cash, Lewis did say he was impressed by the Lion’s display of skills during the night’s dunk contest.
“It was exciting to see the athleticism and creativity,” said Lewis. “I’m a fan of the team, and they’ve been having pretty good teams so I just hope they have another one this year.”