LEWISBURG, Pa. -- The Bucknell men's basketball team will host its annual Backcourt Club Tip-Off Reception on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Brendan's Towne Tavern on Market Street in Lewisburg. The $8 admission includes all-you-can-eat food and drink until 7 p.m., as well as a raffle ticket to win Bison basketball gear or a pair of season tickets.

Head coach Nathan Davis and select players will be in attendance to talk about the upcoming season and answer questions from the audience. 

Bucknell is the preseason favorite in the Patriot League after returning all five starters and several other key players from last year's title-winning team. The Bison open the 2017-18 season at Monmouth on Friday at 8:30 p.m.