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 Groupon: for $15, you get two adult tickets in section 400 to see the Dayton Flyers men’s basketball team play the UIC Flames at UD Arena on Friday, December 23 at 7 p.m. (a $30.30 value).
The Dayton Flyers, led by head coach and dribble genius Archie Miller, plan to sink the UIC Flames with the same spirit used to win the 2011 Old Spice Classic Tournament. The Dayton Flyers’ leading scorers, Kevin Dillard and Josh Benson, combine their efforts to light up the scoreboard as the squad aims to out-maneuver their opponent with dedicated teamwork and jetpacks used to nab jump balls. The UIC Flames provide a worthy obstacle to victory with a defensive wall built by shot-blocker Darrin Williams, who shamelessly returns basketballs to the other side of the court without providing receipts. Each seat at the UD Arena grants sports fans unobstructed views of the game, where they can clearly eyeball pristine passes and rim-rattling dunks.