Midnight Madness via Twitter & Instagram

Never mind that official, NCAA-approved basketball practices have been underway for the last two weeks. In the eyes of many fans, the college hoops season doesn't really get going until Midnight Madness. From championship-certified powerhouses like Georgetown to rookie D-I programs like Grand Canyon, the spectacle of Midnight Madness is an annual tradition at campuses across the country.

Seattle U hosted its Midnight Madness at the Connolly Center on Friday night. The event was a showcase for coach Joan Bonvicini's women's team that is looking to defend its Western Athletic Conference regular-season title, and coach Cameron Dollar's men's team that was picked to finish in second place in the WAC coaches' preseason poll.

Here is a recap of the night provided by the Twitter and Instagram community:

(Twitter photo @wilmaSTEEZ)

@seattleuhoops: #redhawks Midnight Madness is upon us! Who's hyped?

@CoachBonvicini: Getting ready for @su_wbb Midnight Madness. Excited to be with our @seattleu students tonight. #Buildingchampions

@SUREDZONE: Calling all students who can dunk! Sign up tonight at #MidnightMadness and show us what you've got!

(Twitter photo @libberachi)

@SUREDZONE: Meet your SU Drumline! #Redline

@su_athletics: Starting Midnight Madness with the fight song!

@SUREDZONE: @Coach_Dollar is in the house!! #SU #Redhawks

(Instagram photo @ryanhamachek)

@RyanHamachek: Smoke, Lasers, and #MidnightMadness @Seattleu

@su_athletics: The Redhawk men's and women's basketball teams were announced in style at Midnight Madness

@SUREDZONE: Clarence Trent showing us how it is! #DunkShowcase

(Twitter photo @SUREDZONE)

@CoachD_Liebert: Incredible atmosphere at Midnight Madness! Start of a great season for both basketball programs. #seattleu #redhawks

@Coach_Dollar: A great step in the process of building our student fan base. Thank you very much to our student development office. #buildingtraditions

@CoachBonvicini: Midnight Madness @su_wbb @seattleu style. A night to get our students ready for a special season.

@Coach_Dollar: I can't begin to explain how special midnight madness was tonight. It was great to see the entire Seattle University community come together

(Instagram photo @su_wbb)

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