Humans have been putting spherical objects in hoops for centuries, but until the invention of the dunk, the fast break, and face dribbling, it wasn't an activity worth watching. See if "basketball" lives up to the hype with today's GrouponLive deal: for $8, you get one lower-level ticket to see the Duquesne Dukes play the Penn State Nittany Lions at Consol Energy Center on Saturday, December 10, at 7 p.m. (up to a $16.30 value, including all ticketing fees). Doors open at 6 p.m. Reserved lower-level seating will be located in section 105, 109, 116, or 120.
The 2011–12 season of Duquesne Dukes men's basketball boils to a fever pitch as the Atlantic 10 team takes on in-state Big 10 rival Penn State in a fierce duel of dribbling and dunks. As the season charges on, the squad hopes for a rallying performance from sophomore T.J. McConnell. Recently named preseason third-team all-conference, the 2011 Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year sank more than 300 points, dealt out 125 assists, and wore four convincing fake moustaches last season. A roster packed with new talent steps up to the court to join him, carrying on the legacy of a team that has consistently exceeded conference coaches' rankings in the past few seasons.