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 $22, you get two general-admission tickets for upper-end seating to the Stanford Cardinal men's basketball game against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Maples Pavilion in Stanford on Sunday, December 4, at 1 p.m. (a $44 value).
Fueled by an impressive 5-1 start in 2011, the Stanford Cardinal have begun their ascension toward the upper tier of the Pac-12. In just his fourth season, head coach Johnny Dawkins has already proved to be an invaluable leader, cultivating multiple NBA draft picks and winning over several of the country's top prospects with his notoriously large stock of ice cream. Sophomore guard and three-point prodigy Aaron Bright leads a sharpshooting Cardinal offense alongside senior Josh Owens, whose ability to snag rebounds, block shots, and spin a Christmas tree star on his finger led to an All-Pac-10 honorable mention in 2010. Adding to a teamwide youth movement, freshman guard Chasson Randle's early-season barrage of buckets has demonstrated the reason he won Gatorade's Illinois Player of the Year Award a year ago.
Built in 1969, Maples Pavilion echoes with some of Stanford's most memorable sports moments from men's and women's basketball, volleyball, gymnastics and more. After undergoing an extensive facelift in 2005, the 7,233-seat arena now boasts a state-of-the-art scoreboard and unique concourse, which is architecturally separated from the arena because of the basketball team's earth-moving slam-dunks.
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