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 today’s GrouponLive deal to the 2012 Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship at Municipal Auditorium. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get one ticket for best-available seating in section 207–208, 213, 225, or 231 during the first round of the tournament on Wednesday, March 7 (a $20.40 value, including all Ticketmaster fees). The first round features the following two games:
- The game between the 8th seed and 9th seed at 5 p.m.
- The game between the 7th seed and 10th seed at 7:30 p.m.
- For $10, you get one ticket for best-available seating in section 207–208, 213, or 225 to see the finals on Saturday, March 10, at 11 a.m. (a $20.40 value, including all Ticketmaster fees)<p>
With nine schools in the Top 41 of the Sagarin/RPI ratings as of February 28, Big 12 women’s basketball collectively charges toward its conference tournament determined to winnow out the champs from its collection of dominant teams. Sitting at the top of the nation’s rankings, the red-hot Baylor Lady Bears have sustained a flawless 30-0 record that makes them the favorites to dash toward the finals on March 10. The squad overwhelms opponents behind junior Brittney Griner, whose robust line of 22.7 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 5.3 blocks per game inspires envy in her peers and fear in exhausted statisticians. Kansas forward Carolyn Davis has baffled defenses with her uncanny .598 field goal percentage, and Iowa State forward Chelsea Poppens rapidly scoops up misfires to average 11 boards per game. Last year’s NCAA champs, Texas A&M, also return to contention, hoping to reclaim their recent glory and the garbage bag of lucky sweatbands they accidentally left at the conference finals a season ago.
The Municipal Auditorium ensconces fans in the architectural elegance of its Streamline Moderne design, evoking the 1930s with an imposing stone façade. More than 7,000 upholstered seats keep guests and their unhatched dinosaur eggs comfy throughout the championship’s nine games.
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