Humans have been putting spherical objects in hoops for centuries, but until the invention of the dunk, the fast break, and face dribbling, it wasn't an activity worth watching. See if "basketball" lives up to the hype with today's Groupon: for $8, you get two tickets to see the University of Western Ontario Mustangs men's basketball team play Saint Louis University on Tuesday, August 23 at 7 p.m. (up to a $16 value).
A proud basketball program boasting 24 championships, the University of Western Ontario Mustangs aspire to jump, dunk, and dribble their way to the national tournament. The Mustangs' hardwood warriors look to build momentum and earn alliterative nicknames in the second game of the 2011-2012 season against NCAA team Saint Louis University led by NCAA coach Rick Majerus. Boasting four returning starters including Hawaii transfer Adam Jespersen, the Mustangs' retooled roster welcomes a heralded recruiting class that claims two 6' 5" forwards. Head coach Brad Campbell captains a tenacious defense that consistently places in Canadian Interuniversity Sport's top five in points allowed, defensive field goal percentage, and thwarting mascot sabotage, while the offensive strategy hopes to exploit favourable match-ups. Fans catch all the action from general-admission seating, scoping out the prospects and hoping to follow alum into the professional European ranks.
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