Campbell Fighting Camels Basketball Tickets
Team: Campbell Fighting Camels
Home Games: John W. Pope Jr. Convocation Center, Gilbert Craig Gore Arena, Buies Creek, North Carolina
Head Coach: Kevin McGeehan
Affiliation: NCAA Division I
Conference: Big South Conference
Campbell Fighting Camels Basketball TicketsThe 2019-2020 season is full of promise for the Campbell Fighting Camels' basketball team. Last season marked the third straight postseason appearance for the Camels, the first time the team has achieved this feat since it became an NCAA Division I team in 1977. Situated in Buies Creek, N.C., the origin of the nickname the Fighting Camels is a mystery. Originally called the Hornets,"Campbell University's athletic teams were renamed in 1934 to the Camels with no recorded explanation. Despite the uncertainty surrounding the team's name, the Fighting Camels will be delivering match-ups this season at Gilbert Craig Gore Arena. Under the coaching of Kevin McGeehan and with returning players Cory Gensler and Ja’Cor Nelson, the team is looking to continue its winning record from last season. Grab your Campbell Fighting Camels tickets at StubHub.
What was the Campbell Fighting Camels’ record last season?The 2018-2019 season was a winning year for the Camels. Ending the season with a 20-13 overall record, the team won 12 home games, five away games and three neutral games. The Fighting Camels took home 12 conference wins and earned the top seed in the Big South Conference tournament. This was the first time the Fighting Camels took the top seed since the conference’s beginnings. By the end of the season, Chris Clemons, the 2019 Big South Player of the Year, became the third-leading scorer in NCAA Division I history with 3,225 points.
Where are Campbell Fighting Camels basketball games played?Campbell Fighting Camels basketball games are played at the Gilbert Craig Gore Arena. The arena hosted its first basketball game on Nov. 15, 2008, and it has a 3,095-seating capacity. Since 2008, the Camels team has won 110 games at the arena and has lost only 63. This state-of-the-art facility saw massive crowds in 2016 when it hosted the 2016 Big South Conference men’s basketball championship. It again saw large crowds in 2019 when it hosted the conference’s quarterfinal and semifinal rounds.
Who are some notable Campbell Fighting Camels players this season?If you’ve been following the Camels, you’ll notice two starters returning this season: Cory Gensler and Ja’Cor Nelson. Gensler scored an average of 8.5 points per game last season and was one of the only three players from Campbell University to participate in postseason play three years in a row. Nelson, a top defender, ranked ninth last season in the Big South Conference in steals. The team has eight newcomers this season, including junior Austin McCullough and sophomore Cedric Henderson Jr.
Who is the head coach of the Campbell Fighting Camels?Kevin McGeehan, head coach of the Campbell Fighting Camels, is in his seventh year this season. Under his coaching, the team has claimed 91 victories. In 2019, he was honored as the Big South Conference’s Coach of the Year after he led the Camels to a 20-13 overall record last season. This was the first time in a quarter century that the Camels ended a season with more than 20 wins. Before he started coaching, McGeehan played basketball at Gettysburg College for four years, leading the team as a captain in his senior year.
What are some highly anticipated Campbell Fighting Camels basketball games this season?If you’re looking to buy Campbell Fighting Camels basketball tickets, a game against one of its regional rivals would be a good choice. The Camels face the East Carolina Pirates on Dec. 14 and the Elon Phoenix on Dec. 17. A conference game against the UNC Asheville Bulldogs is sure to excite fans at the Camel’s home court Feb. 29.
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