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 to see the Florida Atlantic University women's basketball team play the North Texas Mean Green at FAU Arena. For $12, you get four general-admission tickets for Saturday, February 11, at 3 p.m. (a $24 value, including all Ticketmaster fees). Doors open at 2 p.m.
In her 12th year as head coach of the Florida Atlantic Owls, Chancellor Dugan looks to lead her women's basketball squad to the top of the Sun Belt Conference with an ironclad game plan executed with crisp passes leading to wide-open jump shots. Sophomore forward Chenise Miller spearheads the Owls' offensive onslaught and controls the paint with 10.6 points and 7.8 rebounds per game while guard April Goins punishes unworthy perimeter defenses with a three-point shooting percentage of 33% and a ban on after-dinner desserts. Starting their interconference matchups with a 6–3 record and second-place spot in the Sun Belt's Eastern Division, the Owls hope to move one step closer to the conference finals with a win over their tough Western Division rivals in the North Texas Mean Green.
FAU Arena, also known as "The Burrow," packs its newly renovated stands with up to 5,000 loyal fans who cheer their team to victory and force opponents to miss free throws by chanting "Brick House" by the Commodores. A portion of the game's profits will benefit the Play 4Kay charity, which raises breast-cancer awareness and money for the Christine E. Lynn Health & Wellness Institute.
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