Teams around the country tipped off the 2012-13 season Friday. From Waco, Texas (Baylor's Moonlight Madness), to College Park, Md. (Maryland Madness), here's a sampling of the various events -- including Kentucky coach Matthew Mitchell channeling some MC Hammer at Rupp Arena.
Delaware's first All-American, senior Elena Delle Donne is the school's career leader with 2,258 career points, a 26.9 ppg average, 759 field goals, 204 blocks, a 39.6 3-point field goal percentage and a 90.7 free throw percentage. Mark Campbell/Henshots.com Blue Hens Madness included performances by the Delaware cheerleaders, dance team, pep band and YoUDee, a high-flying performance by the Air Elite Dunk Team. Mark Campbell, Henshots.com More than 6,500 fans showed up at Baylor's Moonlight Madness at the Ferrell Center. Gary Franklin and Odyssey Sims teamed to win a 3-point shooting contest, beating Logan Lowery and Brittney Griner in the final round. Courtesy of Waco Tribune-Herald All-ACC junior guard Laurin Mincy and the Terps unveiled the team's new custom Under Armour uniforms at Maryland Madness. Courtesy of Maryland Athletics Connecticut native Avery Wilson, a contestant on "The Voice," helped entertain fans before the Huskies men's and women's teams were introduced. Courtesy of Stephen Slade & Connecticut Athletics UConn's First Night gave fans a first look at highly touted freshman Breanna Stewart, a 6-foot-4 forward from Syracuse, N.Y., who was the consensus national high school player of the year as a prep senior. Courtesy of Stephen Slade & Connecticut Athletics Angel Goodrich and Kansas opened the season at the 28th annual Late Night in the Phog in a packed Allen Fieldhouse. Before the women's team was introduced, Kansas track and field star Diamond Dixon was honored for winning gold in London. Jeff Jacobsen/Kansas Athletics At Purdue, the Tip-Off Before the Kickoff celebrates the school's football and men's and women's basketball teams in conjunction with Homecoming weekend. After the hoops teams were introduced, players from both squads performed a group dance. Courtesy of Purdue Athletics
The Boilermakers participated in a skills competition that required them to make a layup, free throw, 3-pointer and halfcourt shot. In the photo above, senior guard Chantel Poston went airborne to catch a pass from junior guard Courtney Moses. Courtesy of Purdue Athletics