Humans have been putting spherical objects in hoops for centuries, but until the invention of the dunk, the fast break, and face dribbling, it wasn't an activity worth watching. See if "basketball" lives up to the hype with today's GrouponLive deal: for $15, you get one lower-level ticket to see the Seton Hall Pirates men's basketball team take on the DePaul Blue Demons at the Prudential Center in Newark on Tuesday, January 10, at 7 p.m. (up to a $31.50 value, including ticketing fees). Doors open at 6 p.m. Seats will be located in sections 1, 4, 5, 11, 12, 15, 16, and 22. Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.
Fueled by more than a century of basketball lore, the Seton Hall Pirates hope to add a 10th NCAA tournament to the history books during the 2011–2012 season. From lower-level seats, fans can watch the team shuttle balls toward hoops using quick passes, powerful sprints, and extremely lost tour buses. Seven new recruits join this year's squad, including forward Brandon Mobley, an alumnus of the Atlantic Celtics program that spawned NBA All-Stars Dwight Howard, Joe Johnson, and Amar'e Stoudemire. Sporting a .530 field-goal percentage, an average of 19 points per game, and a pair of basketball shoes with red-licorice laces, senior forward Herb Pope has led the Pirates' scoring stats over 13 games.
The centerpiece of downtown Newark's revitalization project, the Prudential Center hosts collegiate athletics when the New Jersey Devils are away. With a 4,800-square-foot LED TV and a capacity of 18,500, the arena also makes an ideal venue for concerts and all-conference square dances.
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.