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 Groupon for UCSB Athletics home games. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get four tickets to see the men’s basketball team play San Diego State University at 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 26, at The Thunderdome (up to a $68 value).
- For $14, you get four tickets to see any men’s or women’s regular-season home basketball game at The Thunderdome (up to a $56 value). This option is not valid for men’s basketball games against UNLV or SDSU.
Groupon customers will either be seated in sections 6–10 or sections 16–20.
Boasting winning seasons for both basketball squads in 2010–2011, the Gauchos once again beckon visiting teams to The Thunderdome with the hopes of putting together two more successful seasons. The men’s basketball team methodically dismantles defenses with the dexterity of a three-armed watchmaker, earning it a championship in the 2011 Big West Tournament as well as an appearance in the 2011 NCAA Tournament. With the artisan dribbling of senior players to confound opponents and rival geology departments’ seismographs, the Gauchos host the SDSU Aztecs on November 26 for an athletic display of fast breaks, fade-away jumpers, and water-bottle juggling.
Under the watchful eye of a new head coach, the women’s basketball team aims to make yet another appearance at the Big West Tournament in 2012. Benefitting greatly from the laser-guided fingertips of senior sharp shooters, the Gauchos geared up for the season with an exhibition matchup against Vanguard that resulted in a home win.
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