Ludacris And Mike Epps To Headline Oct. 4 Jungle Jam

Sept. 19, 2013

Coach Tony Barbee's Auburn men's basketball team opens up the Auburn Arena doors Friday night, Oct. 4, for the inaugural Jungle Jam Madness. Performing at the event will be three-time Grammy Award winner Ludacris and comedic actor Mike Epps. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event begins at 7 p.m.

The Jungle Jam will tip off the 2013-14 Auburn men's basketball season. Along with Epps, who will host the event, and performances by Ludacris, fans will be introduced to the 2013-14 Auburn team. The event will be punctuated with a slam dunk contest, 3-point shooting contest and a scrimmage. The Auburn cheerleaders, dancers, pep band and Aubie will also be there.

"More than anything, the Jungle Jam is about getting the students excited and fired up about basketball," Barbee said. "At the end of the day, you need students to attend your games because they are the best and most loyal fans. We purposely moved this event to the night before the Auburn vs. Ole Miss football game at Jordan-Hare Stadium to make sure as many students would be on campus as possible."

Admission to the Jungle Jam is free to everyone.

A limited number of floor level seats will be available for Auburn University students. Having an official Jungle Jam wristband is the only way to get a floor level seat for the Jungle Jam. Students may pick up their wristbands beginning Wed., Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. until supplies last at the North Arena Box Office located next to the Auburn Team Shop at Auburn Arena. Students will need to show their Auburn Ignited Card to pick up their wristbands. Each student may pick up two wristbands per Ignited card. Floor level access will only be available using the Student Entrance at Auburn Arena.

All other seating will be General Admission.

Auburn men's basketball season tickets are available online at AUBTix.com.