The slam-dunk is one of the most exhilarating plays in sports, along with the home run and whenever a horse kicks a field goal. See high-flying hoops action with this GrouponLive deal to the 2013 FirstEnergy MAC Tournament men's basketball finals at Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Choose between the following seating options:
- For $12, you get one ticket for far-corner or end-zone seating in sections 100 or 117 or the rear of sections 101, 116, 118, or 133 (up to a $30.25 value, including all fees).
- For $20, you get one ticket for near-corner seating in section 103, 104, 113, 114, 120, 121, 130, or 131, or the front of section 101, 116, 118, or 133 (up to a $42.65 value, including all fees).
Conference bragging rights and a berth in the 2013 NCAA tournament—that's what's at stake on March 16. The two teams that survive the first three days of the FirstEnergy Mid-American Conference Tournament battle for basketball hegemony in the Heartland, as well as a coveted automatic bid to the Big Dance. In last year's championship, the top-seeded Akron Zips fell to the third-seeded Ohio Bobcats in a 64–63 thriller that had fans' stomachs in knots until the final buzzer. As the 1- and 2-seeds, respectively, the Zips and the Bobcats have both earned byes to the semifinal round, destined for a rematch of last year's championship if they can avoid upsets and massive trapdoors disguised as free-throw lanes. Waiting in the wings to topple one of the top seeds, the Western Michigan Broncos and Kent State Golden Flashes round out the top four.
The home of the NBA's Cavaliers, Quicken Loans Arena's strategic design ensures that 60% of its 20,500 seats ring the lower bowl for optimal sight lines. The Q-Tube, a 28-foot scoreboard, can display 16.7 billion colors as it shows high-def replays and spurs jealousy from Crayola salesmen proffering their goods to the crowd.