The single-elimination format of college basketball tournaments ratchets up the stakes of each game, inspiring athletes to play their very best ball and break out the highest-quality voodoo dolls of the opposing team. Watch entertaining hexes with this GrouponLive deal to the 2012 FirstEnergy MAC Tournament at Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday, March 10 (a $54 value). For $20, you get a pass for two, which includes:
- Two general-admission tickets to the women’s championship game at 1 p.m.
- Two tickets for lower-level end-zone seating at the men’s championship game at 8 p.m.
The 2012 FirstEnergy MAC Tournament pits the top-rated men’s and women’s basketball teams in the Mid-American Conference against one another to determine who will advance to the 2012 NCAA Tournament. Kicking off on Wednesday, March 7, the first three days see the eight quarterfinal teams winnowed down to two remaining squads on Saturday. On the women’s side, the Bowling Green Falcons look to claim their third consecutive title, and the men’s league’s Akron Zips hope for a repeat of last year’s triumph over Kent State.
The home of the NBA’s Cavaliers, Quicken Loans Arena’s strategic design ensures that 60% of its 20,500 seats ring the lower bowl for optimal sight lines. The Q-Tube, a 28-foot scoreboard, can display 16.7 billion colors as it shows high-def replays and spurs jealousy from Crayola salesmen proffering their goods to the crowd.