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 see a Florida Atlantic University men’s basketball game at FAU Arena. For $13, you get two tickets for general-admission seating (a $29.70 value, including all Ticketmaster fees). Doors open at 6 p.m. Choose between the following games:
- Against the Denver Pioneers on Thursday, February 9, at 7 p.m.
- Against the South Alabama Jaguars on Thursday, February 23, at 7 p.m.<p>
As the reigning Sun Belt Conference champions, the FAU Owls swoop into The Burrow with a pair of conference foes lined up in their crosshairs. Coaching veteran Mike Jarvis has navigated the up-and-coming Owls squad to an improved record in three straight seasons, including a 21-win campaign and fast break into the NIT a year ago. From general-admission seats, FAU fans can marvel at the aerial maneuvers of Greg Gantt, who has led the team in scoring three years in a row. Soaring forward Kore White bulwarks the basket with smothering defense, and guard Raymond Taylor dispenses swift passes and hand sanitizer while darting in and out of the lane. The recently renovated FAU Arena morphs into a raucous lair during home games, complete with chair-back seating and a video scoreboard that rattles rivals by flashing embarrassing childhood nicknames across the screen.