Basketball was invented in the 1800s as an activity for people who didn't want to play volleyball but did want to bat around something about the size of a human head. Have old-fashioned fun with this GrouponLive deal to see the Big 12 Women's Basketball Championship at the American Airlines Center from Friday, March 8, through Saturday, March 9. For $40, you get one ticket for seating in the blue section (up to an $83.55 value, including all fees). Each ticket grants admission to games at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Friday, and at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 6 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.
On March 8, a long season comes to a close as the Big 12 teams converge at American Airlines Center to determine the 2013 conference champion. Ranked first in both major national polls, the Baylor Lady Bears have already clinched the Big 12 regular-season title with a 14–0 conference record, making them the early favorite to repeat as back-to-back champions of the conference—and potentially the nation. Leading the Lady Bears, power forward Brittney Griner recently became only the eighth player in Division I history to score 3,000 points after uncovering the hidden 300-point line under the floorboards. Though Baylor has dominated the regular season, the tournament is still up in the air, as 27 Big 12 games this season have been close affairs decided by single-digit scores. Currently tied for second in the conference, both Iowa State and Texas Tech continue to stay in the picture, and West Virginia has proven a dangerous underdog, capturing three victories over ranked opponents this season—including a 68–66 win over the Cyclones.
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