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 $12, you get two upper-level tickets to see a Western Michigan University men’s basketball game at University Arena (a $24 value). Choose from the following games:
- Against Southern Illinois on Sunday, December 11, at 2 p.m.
- Against Duquesne on Saturday, December 17, at 2 p.m.
- Against Winthrop on Tuesday, December 20, at 7 p.m.<p>
Under the watchful eye of ninth-year head coach Steve Hawkins, the Western Michigan Broncos look to continue a two-season winning-record run and fight to the top of the Mid-American Conference. Sophomore center Matt Stainbrook hopes to continue a stellar freshman year after kicking off the season with a 32-point game against South Dakota and a successful 32-minute staring match against South Dakota’s mascot. Senior guard Mike Douglas, who landed the second most assists-per-season in school history in 2010–11, returns for another year of stealing and field-goal prowess.
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