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 to see the University of Sioux Falls Cougars men’s and women’s basketball teams take on the Minot State University Beavers at Stewart Center. For $8, you get two general-admission tickets to one men’s and one women’s game (a $16 value). Choose between the following dates:
- Friday, February 17—the women’s game begins at 5:30 p.m., and the men’s begins at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, February 18—the women’s game begins at 4 p.m., and the men’s begins at 6 p.m.<p>
In the final two games of the season, both USF basketball programs aim to finish off an orange hailstorm that has rained victory on the Cougars all season. Skyler Bloch, the six-foot-eight senior center, may cap his illustrious college career by adding onto this season’s hat trick trio of double-doubles. Fans track Bloch’s baseline prowess and rapid coded blinks to his teammates against the undermanned Minot State frontcourt, as he lays in, banks, and powers home the points that have recorded him an impressive 56% field-goal percentage.
Women’s coach Travis Traphagen’s relentless outside offensive assault has steered a season that’s seen only a pintsize handful of losses, bagging an average of nine three-pointers and four boxes of fans’ popcorn each game. Last year, this sharpshooting hurled them into an NAIA Elite 8 appearance. Guards Vanessa Johnson and six-foot Laura Johnson both have fired more than 100 shots from behind the arc, ammunition enough to require them to carry permits and limit themselves to harvesting one backboard per season.
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