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 $11, you get one ticket to see the University of Richmond Spiders men’s basketball squad take on opponents at Robins Center (up to a $22 value). Groupon holders will receive the best available non-season-ticket seats available at the time of pickup. Choose from the following games:
- Against American on Friday, November 11, at 7:30 p.m.
- Against Hampton on Thursday, November 17, at 7 p.m.
- Against Sacred Heart on Saturday, November 19, at 5 p.m.<p>
Entering his seventh season as head coach, Chris Mooney hopes to top last year’s stellar 29–8 record, Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament championship, and NCAA Sweet 16 appearance. Fans can ogle senior Darrius Garrett’s ball-blocking prowess or cheer on Kendall Anthony as he settles into his position on the team and his dorm room’s blanket fort. Home games take place at the capacious Robins Center, which features a recently renovated scoreboard and sound system to keep wandering attention spans up to date on game happenings. More than 9,000 seats house enough fans to intimidate visiting teams and drown out smuggled-in calliopes with raucous cheers.