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: for $8, you get one ticket to see a Boston College men’s basketball game at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill (a $15 value). Choose from the following games:
- Against the Penn State Nittany Lions on Wednesday, November 30, at 7:15 p.m.
- Against Boston University on Saturday, December 3, at 2 p.m.
- Against the Harvard Crimson on Thursday, December 29, at 7 p.m.<p>
The Boston College Eagles men’s basketball team soars over opponents with a fast-paced style of play and young roster of budding stars. Second-year Head Coach Steve Donahue helms the talented troupe of hoopsters, who enter this season seeking to build on last year’s impressive showing, which netted 21 victories and 48 line dances hosted on the court. After landing atop the ACC in field goals and three-point percentage a year ago, the Eagles’ continued success relies heavily upon freshman guard Patrick Heckmann, who sank a team-high 19 points in a season-opening victory over New Hampshire. Alongside Heckmann, forward Ryan Anderson will attempt to add to an already stellar resume, which includes Los Angeles Times Player of the Year honors for outstanding play and fanciest yearbook signature while in high school. Conte Forum boasts free parking for men’s basketball and hockey events.