WEST Sydney Razorbacks aim to dig themselves out of a horror slump when they tangle with Townsville Crocodiles at Sportz Central from 7.30pm next Wednesday in a Philips NBL fixture.
"Every major sport has presented trial and exhibition matches in the city but this will be the first-ever dedicated competition game," Coffs Basketball president Judy Smith said.
"It's going to be a milestone and we're really proud of the fact."
The Razorbacks almost managed a shock upset over the Crocs at their last meeting on December 29, going down 106-111 in overtime.
That defeat took their losing streak to an unfortunate 18-straight games but the form proved solid when Townsville headed to South East Asia on Thursday and were downed 114-103 by Singapore Slingers.
Before jetting into Coffs Harbour the Razorbacks have a date tonight with Perth Wildcats at Challenge Stadium while the Crocs take a final hit-out against New Zealand Breakers tomorrow evening at Townsville Entertainment Centre.
Judy Smith believes the Razorbacks will find huge local support willing them on to break their run of 'outs'.
"They've been coming to Coffs for pre-season games for the last nine years and built a loyal, local following," she said.
"Many young players have Razorback T-shirts in their cupboards so get them out, put them on and get to Sportz Central on Wednesday night."
Ticket sales have accelerated since mid-week with the remainder available from Park Beach Music and Hi Fi in Park Beach Plaza.
Costs are from $10 to $20 depending on choice of seating.