BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern men’s and women’s basketball teams open their 2008-09 seasons at home, Saturday, in Bill Battle Coliseum. The women’s team takes on Rust College at 4 p.m., while the men’s team hosts the Black-Tie Club Classic, facing Dallas at 6 p.m., both in Bill Battle Coliseum.
On the women’s side, the Panthers return one starter from last season in senior guard Danielle Harbor, who averaged 8.1 points, 5.2 assists, and 4.3 rebounds per game last season. For the men, sophomore guard Aaron Parr returns after leading the squad with 14.0 points a game last season. The Panthers also return leading rebounder Roger Williams, who pulled down 4.4 boards a game last year as a sophomore.
The men are also in action on Sunday, taking on Huntingdon College at 2 p.m.
Other games of the Black-Tie Club Classic are Huntingdon vs. Sewanee, Saturday, at 8 p.m., and Sewanee vs. Dallas, Sunday, at noon.