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 a full evening of college basketball for two as the Samford Bulldogs take on the Davidson Wildcats at 7 p.m. on February 3. For $20, you get two reserve tickets (good for half-court-area seating), two hot dogs, two soft drinks, and a program (a $44 value).
Housed in their brand-new $32 million sports facility, the Samford Bulldogs conduct a sneaker-squeaking symphony of floating three pointers and skillfully pirouetted layups as they battle the best of their Southern Conference rivals. In the hunt for their third NCAA Tournament bid, Samford has relied on playmaking guard Jeffrey Merritt and forward Josh Davis, and currently boasts the second-highest three-point shooting average in the country. Earlier this year Samford defeated state power Auburn and made its claim as the best team in the state. With half-court seating at the nearly 5,000-seat Hanna Center, you'll have a prime location from which to view all the hoops hysteria, as well as shower the players with play-calling pointers and advice for keeping the magic alive in a marriage.
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