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 ticket for reserved seating to see a Saint Louis University Billikens men’s basketball game at Chaifetz Arena (up to a $24.50 value, depending on seating and including all ticketing fees). Groupon customers will be seated in the upper-level tier B (yellow) or C (purple) sections. Choose from the following games:
- Against George Washington on Saturday, January 7, at 7 p.m.
- Against Temple on Wednesday, January 11, at 8 p.m.
- Against Duquesne on Saturday, January 21, at 7 p.m.
- Against St. Bonaventure on Wednesday, February 1, at 7 p.m.
- Against Richmond on Wednesday, February 15, at 7 p.m.
- Against Fordham on Saturday, February 18, at 3 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. After sprinting out to a 10–1 start through their first 11 games, the Billikens seek to continue their ascension to the national ranks during bouts against the George Washington Colonials (January 7) and the Temple Owls (January 11), both of which will test the teams’ dribbling abilities, passing prowess, and psychological capacity to deal with a room full of screaming people. The New Year also ushers in the beginning of conference play as the Billikens aim to establish supremacy over the Atlantic 10 conference. 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.