The sport of basketball has held a firm place among America’s most beloved pastimes ever since it spun off from the popular breakfast spread NBA Jam. Spread your friends across a row of seats with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $12, you get one reserved-seating ticket to see a University of Minnesota Golden Gophers men’s basketball game at Williams Arena (a $25 value). Seating will be in section 212, 213, or 214. Choose from the following games:
- Against Fairfield on Thursday, November 17, at 6 p.m.
- Against Mount St. Mary’s on Monday, November 21, at 7 p.m.
- Against Appalachian State on Tuesday, December 6, at 7 p.m.<p>
Under the crafty command of returning fifth-year Head Coach Tubby Smith, the Golden Gophers hope to add another notch to their four-season winning-record streak and return to the NCAA tournament for the third time in four years. Redshirt senior Trevor Mbakwe looks to improve on a stellar 2010–11 season, when he accumulated a Gophers-topping 13.9 points per game and collected a Big Ten–leading 10.5 rebounds per game with his trusty fishing net. Senior Ralph Sampson III hopes to shut down offenses with his blocking prowess, and a host of incoming underclassmen will add a hearty dose of hustle to on-court action. Games take place at the venerable Williams Arena, which is affectionately called The Barn and features a raised court that brings players closer to fans and fans closer to determining which player has the prettiest eyes.
1925 SE University Ave.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455