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: for $60, you get one 16-game general-admission balcony-seating (rows 16–18) pass to the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout, scheduled from Wednesday, November 23 through Saturday, November 26 at Sullivan Arena (a $120 value).
The longest-running regular-season college basketball tournament in the country, the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout invites eight men's and four women's teams from across the country for an intense tournament packed into Thanksgiving weekend. In the 34th edition of the men's field, the Seawolves host such formidable foes as Murray State, who dribbled and dunked their way into last year's NCAA tournament, as well as New Mexico State and Southern Mississippi. Gents battle to climb the brackets in four days of play so fast-paced that games must be announced by professional auctioneers.
Lady hoopsters open up the tournament on Wednesday afternoon, pitting six-time shootout victors the Seawolves against defending ACC champs the Miami Hurricanes. Armed with tickets to every game, Groupon holders can be sure not to miss a slam dunk or mascot staring contest during four days of marathon spectatorship.
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Achorage, Alaska 99501