During college basketball games, players will often perform education tasks for extra credit, such as reciting Shakespearean soliloquies while shooting free throws or arguing a referee’s missed call in perfect calculus. Learn about layups and maybe the Pythagorean theorem with today's Groupon, which gets you into a George Mason University men's basketball game at the Patriot Center in Fairfax. Choose one of the following options:
- For $8, you get a ticket to one of three games: November 13 at 4 p.m. against Harvard; December 1 at 7 p.m. against George Washington; or February 5 at 2 p.m. against Old Dominion (a $16 value for each game)
- For $24, you get a ticket all three of the games listed above (a $48 value)
Fresh off an NIT tournament appearance in 2009 and an NCAA Final Four in 2006, the George Mason Patriots men's basketball squadron looks to continue their dominance on the hardwood for the 2010–11 season. Led by 14-year head coach Jim Larranaga, this year's Patriots team will feature speedy senior guard Cam Long and junior forward Ryan Pearson, whose massive wingspan and high-flying rebounding ability has drawn comparisons to the mythological griffin's style of play in the ABA. Catch the Patriots as they take on three tough competitors: the Harvard Crimson and their poison ivy jerseys, the George Washington Colonials, and the Old Dominion Monarchs, a conference foe. Be part of the cheers, the tomahawks jams, and the festive college basketball atmosphere with today's Groupon to George Mason basketball.
The Colonial Athletic Association picked the George Mason men's basketball team as one of their final four predictions for this year. Head coaches Jim Larranaga and Jeri Porter were also featured by the Colonial Athletic Association during its Media Day conference. The Washington Post profiled the George Mason Patriots during the team's run to the Final Four in 2006, and USA Today calls this year's lineup a "difficult team to play against."
- Year in and year out, Jim Larranaga has the Patriots at or near the top of the CAA, and this certainly should be no exception. – Brent Jones, USA Today
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