Mike Morrison previews Mason Madness [VIDEO]

Mike Morrison says the basketball team might be planning a surprise performance and students should come to the Patriot Center tonight to find out. (Jake McLernon)

Mason men’s basketball senior forward, Mike Morrison, took time after a class this week to preview Mason Madness, the Patriots basketball opening event Friday night at the Patriot Center.

Morrison wouldn't disclose too much, but did say his team might have a surprise dance performance in the works.

“Word is the basketball team might be having a little part of the dance, too,” said Morrison.

Students, faculty and staff will find out tonight what Morrison and the basketball team could be planning, as Mason Madness takes over the Patriot Center with events beginning at 9:30 p.m.

Doors will open at 9 p.m. Admission is free.

Mason Madness is the annual kick-off event to the basketball season, featuring men’s and women’s team introductions, team scrimmages and a welcome message from players and coaches.

This year, appearances will be made by Doc Nix & The Green Machine, the Mason cheerleaders, The Masonettes and Urbanknowlogy, as well as  special performancse by Snap Boogie and Peter Rabbit, as seen on NBC’s show, “America’s Got Talent.”

Social Media Note: Using Twitter at tonight's event? Tag your tweet with #masonmadness. We'll be retweeting the best photos from the event with the hashtag. Reply to us @connect2mason if you want to get our attention.

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