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 this GrouponLive deal to see the University of Florida Gators play the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders at Tampa Bay Times Forum on Sunday, November 18, at 4 p.m. Doors open one hour prior to tipoff. Choose between the following options:
- For $18, you get one ticket for club-section seating, highlighted in gold on the seating chart (a $38 value).
- For $25, you get one ticket for promenade-section seating, highlighted in red on the seating chart (a $53 value).
Perennial basketball powerhouse the Florida Gators pound the court with rapid-fire scoring and a star-studded roster of NBA prospects. Led by 2011 SEC Coach of the Year Billy Donovan, the talent-packed squad enters this season seeking to build upon last year's impressive sprint to the Elite Eight. After a junior year in which he finished fourth in scoring in the SEC, all-conference guard Kenny Boynton captains the court-storming contingent, dishing out assists and rumors about the secret identity of the opponent's mascot to fragment rival defenses. Center Patric Young stifles opposing offenses by snagging rebounds and ferociously swatting away potential baskets. Standing as the Gators' formidable foe, Middle Tennessee also channels last season's success, when the persistent Blue Raiders rode a steadfast defense and a pack of trained wolves to a 27–7 overall record and a march to the quarterfinals of the postseason NIT.