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 $10, you get one reserved-seating ticket to a Saint Louis University Billikens home game at Chaifetz Arena (up to a $24.50 value, including ticketing fees). Seating is located in the upper-level tier B (yellow) or C (purple) sections. Choose from the following games:
- Against Alabama State on Saturday, December 17, at 7 p.m.
- Against Texas Southern on Tuesday, December 27, at 7 p.m.
- Against George Washington on Saturday, January 7, at 7 p.m.<p>
With 24 years of experience as a college head coach and just one losing record, Billikens head honcho Rick Majerus looks to lead his team to victory throughout a challenging 2011–12 schedule of formidable matchups. The season continues with matches against the Alabama State Hornets (December 17) and the Texas Southern Tigers (December 27), testing teams’ dribbling abilities, passing prowess, and psychological capacity to deal with a room full of screaming people. 2012 ushers in the A-10 Conference games with the first home match versus George Washington on January 7. Groups of hoopsters should redeem their Groupons at the same time to ensure the painted letters on their torsos form an unbroken message of encouragement.