Going to a basketball game lets fans feel the excitement and hear the pleas for quiet from the family living underneath the bleachers. Root for your favorite team with this GrouponLive deal: for $19, you get one G-Pass for general admission (up to a $28.25 value) and a postgame on-court shot (a $15 value; up to a $43.25 total value) to the final session of the DIRECTV NCAA Basketball Classic at The Arena at the Anaheim Convention Center on Sunday, November 25. Gates open at 8 a.m., and the final day of the tournament tips off with the fifth-place game at 10:30 a.m., followed by the seventh-place game at 1 p.m., the third-place game at 3:30 p.m., and the championship game at 6 p.m., which will be broadcast on ESPN2.
Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.
The DIRECTV Basketball Classic assembles a field of eight college basketball stalwarts from across the country to square off on the hardwood for a Thanksgiving-weekend tournament that promises to produce high-octane hoops. The three teams in the field that made the NCAA Tournament last year—St. Mary's, Xavier, and Cal—headline the event, hoping to fend off an always dangerous Georgia Tech squad from the ACC and a Drexel team that many favor to win the Colonial Athletic Association title with hard-nosed defense and the Declaration of Independence etched onto their socks. Drake, Rice, and Pacific Universities round out the eight-team bracket, hoping to surprise sports pundits with upset wins over the top half of the field.
With a ticket that grants access to all of the final day's action, spectators can watch the four-game conclusion to the tournament, culminating in a 9 p.m. championship. After the final buzzer has sounded, spectators can take to the hard court themselves and attempt a postgame shot, doing their finest impression of Larry Bird or his lesser-known brother, Gary Bird.
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.