In 1891, James Naismith mounted two peach baskets on opposite walls of a gym, inventing the rudimentary version of what we know today as “shelving.” Take your basketball off this grand innovation with this GrouponLive deal to see the NCAA women's basketball regional championship game at the University of Rhode Island's Ryan Center. For $70, you get four tickets for seating in section 301 or 309 on Tuesday, March 27, at 7 p.m. (a $140 value, including all fees).
The NCAA women's basketball tournament storms into the Elite Eight round as the Kingston Region’s remaining two teams square off in a crowning battle for a spot in the Final Four. Players juke and shuffle across the Ryan Center’s court, dribbling balls and crumpled office brackets during the home stretch of this season’s madness, which began with 11th-seeded Gonzaga upsetting 6th-seeded Rutgers and 3rd-seeded Miami in back-to-back rounds. The region’s early contests have also produced a record-breaking performance by perennial powerhouse UConn, whose stifling defense held Kansas State to a mere 26 points—an all-time low for the NCAA Tournament. Foregoing plans to sneak into the game inside a player's gym bag, fans can sit in one of two available sections to witness the eventual champion claim their trip to Denver for the tourney’s penultimate showdown.