Western Kentucky's annual tip-off event for men's and women's basketball, Hilltopper Hysteria, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18.
Parking and admission are free for the event in E.A. Diddle Arena.
Hilltopper Hysteria will once again be a ticketed event this season although it admission is free. Season ticket holders for men's basketball will have first priority to ensure their season ticket seat locations for Hysteria, but must do so by 5 p.m. Oct. 5.
Women's basketball season ticket holders will have priority to secure remaining seats for Hysteria from Oct 8-10. Starting Oct. 11 through the time of the event, seats will be available to the general public.
Hysteria will begin at 6:30 p.m. with introductions of the Lady Topper basketball program and a scrimmage.
Men's basketball introductions are slated for 7 p.m. Both squads will then participate in interactive shooting contests and basketball-related challenges with fans and students with a scrimmage by the Hilltoppers to follow.
An autograph session on the court will conclude the evening.