Scientists are still puzzled by the contents of the modern basketball and believe it to be filled either with helium or several baseballs. Contemplate this conundrum with today's Groupon: for $7, you get one adult bleacher ticket to Davidson Wildcats vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers men's basketball game at Belk Arena on Wednesday, January 5, 2011, at 7 p.m. (a $14 value).
Located about 22 miles north of Charlotte, Davidson College offers 21 Division I intercollegiate sports, including the domesticated southern conference Davidson Wildcats. The team is looking to defend home-court domination after last year’s regular-season series loss to conference rival Appalachian State. Returning senior and round-ball renaissance man Brendan McKillop will try to leap closer to 1,000 career points as he hammers the hardwood in a battle with the North Division–favorite Mountaineers and team high scorer Donald Sims. Coach Bob McKillop, the school and SoCon’s all-time winningest Donkey Kong champion and basketball coach, is closing in on a milestone of his own with his 400th career victory rolling around the rim.
Since its inception in 1989, Belk Arena has adorned the rafters with winning accessories that range from NCAA tournament banners to the retired jerseys of now-shirtless Wildcat greats. Like their de-clawed counterparts, the current players rule the rims at home, having won 39 of the last 46 home games giving them a .767 winning percentage.
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