Basketball has all the fast-paced action of soccer, but its much smaller net is defended by five times as many people—it's no wonder that all soccer has been permanently canceled. Celebrate the king of indoor sports with today's Groupon: for $12, you get two terrace-level tickets to a Memphis Tigers men's basketball game (a $24 value) at FedExForum. Choose from the following three games:
- Tigers vs. Southern Miss on Saturday, February 12 at 5 p.m.
- Tigers vs. UAB on Wednesday, February 16 at 6 p.m.
- Tigers vs. Houston on Tuesday, February 22 at 8 p.m.
Led by head coach Josh Pastner, the Memphis Tigers remain competitive in the Conference USA standings and are poised to make a run at a 2011 conference championship. Cheer as big man Tarik Black and above-average-sized man Wesley Witherspoon drain three-pointers, posterize opponents with high-flying chest bumps, and hypnotically dribble around the heads of dazed defenders with the coldblooded precision of using gardening shears on a competitor's Roshambo paper hand. From the terrace-level seating, fans can quell their basketball jones in the electrifying atmosphere of the FedExForum while applauding the Tigers' hustle, shouting in approval of the ball boys' impromptu ballet, or attempting a self-imposed water-cooler bath. Each game has an allotment of 200 tickets and seats will be assigned on a first-redeemed first-served basis.