For $17, today's Groupon gets you a lower-level corner ticket to the 2011 MAC men's basketball semifinals on Friday, March 11, beginning at 7 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland (up to a $41.25 value). Returning to Cleveland for the 12th straight year, the Mid-American Conference men's basketball tournament will decide which school will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The event will showcase skilled hoopsters in two semifinal games—one at 7 p.m. and the next at approximately 9:30 p.m.—in a double-header disqualifier that will leave only two teams standing for a chance at the conference championship. Fans will watch gravity defying dunks from the safe haven of lower-level corner seats (sections 101, 103, 104, 113, 114, 116, 118, 120, 121, 130, 131, 133).
Since joining the NBA in 1970, the Cleveland Cavaliers have built up a passionate base of basketball fans throughout Ohio. The franchise has featured some of the most talented players of the 21st century, including a two-time NBA MVP and two Rookie of the Year-award winners. Wild crowds cheer on their team at Quicken Loans Arena, nicknamed The "Q" for its monthly "Laser Wristwatch Night" promotions.