Dunking was banned in the NCAA between 1967 and 1976 after Kareem Abdul-Jabbar continually employed the move but then became too frightened to let go of the rim. Drop fears of high-flying action with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $17, you get one reserved-seating ticket to one day of the TicketCity Legends Classic Championship Rounds at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford (up to a $35.80 value online, including all ticketing fees). Seating will be in sections 1–3, 7–9, 117–120, or 124–127. Choose between the following dates:
- Saturday, November 19, featuring the following games:
- Vanderbilt versus NC State at 6:30 p.m.
- Monday, November 21, featuring the following games:
- Tournament consolation game at 6:30 p.m.
- Championship at 8:30 p.m.
The TicketCity Legends Classic Championship Round kicks off the college basketball season with net-swishing surety, pitting four perennial powerhouses against one another in on-court contests of ball-handling skill. The first round starts as 2011 NCAA Southwest fifth seed Vanderbilt squares off against NC State, with its program freshly rejuvenated by a new coach and a freshman class of cleverly disguised kangaroos. After the first game, the Texas Longhorns try their hands against Oregon State, coached by former college star Craig Robinson. Monday’s games will start with a consolation round, as Saturday’s defeated teams return to face off for third place. Finally, a duel between Saturday’s top teams will determine who gets to go home champion and who gets to go home feeling pretty all right about second place.