Super Saturday Tickets
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Each year when the college basketball season gets underway, each and every big time fan has a careful eye out as their favorite team is jockeying for position in March. This gets even more intense as March approaches and conference tournaments and the NCAA Tournament draws ever nearer. By the time February rolls around, fans, players, and coaches have a good idea of where their team stands but are still hoping to get a high seed and gather up wins to improve their RPI and move up the national rankings. This is especially true for teams that are perennial contenders like the ones who will be playing at Madison Square Garden for Saturday. Marquette, St. John's, Georgetown, and Michigan State all have proud histories that include trips to the Final Four as well as National Championships.
February 1, 2014 will see four of the most storied programs in college basketball history take on one another at Madison Square Garden. The day will start with Marquette taking on St. John's followed by a powerhouse matchup between Georgetown and Michigan State. All of these teams have potential to make some noise in March, particularly Michigan State who was ranked as the preseason number 2 and then beat preseason number 1 Kentucky in a November matchup in Chicago to further prove they have what it takes to go all the way this season.
About the Teams
Marquette has made three Final Fours and two National Championship games, winning it all in 1977 under the guidance of legendary head coach Al McGuire. Their last appearance in the Final Four was in 2003 when they were led by current NBA superstar Dwyane Wade. St. John's is currently ranked number 7 on the list of all time NCAA men's basketball victories and has reached two Final Fours, in 1952 and 1985, and the Championship game in 1952. The team is getting back to its winning ways under fourth year coach Steve Lavin. Georgetown has been a school known for producing NBA legends like Patrick Ewing, Alonzo Mourning, Allen Iverson, and many others. The school has reached three National Championship Games and won it all in 1984. Michigan State has been one of the most successful programs of the past few decades and under the tutelage of Tom Izzo they are practically a lock to make it at least to the Sweet Sixteen each year. MSU has won two National Championships, first in 1979 and then again in 2000. With such an incredible group of college basketball programs gathered together to play in one of the most historic basketball venues in the world, Super Saturday is an event no college basketball fan will want to miss.
College basketball is an experience like no other. Featuring some of the best student athletes in the world along with some of the most passionate fans in all of sports, the games have an atmosphere that is unrivaled. When you set foot into Madison Square Garden for Super Saturday this will all be clear. As the teams set up for opening tip off the fans stand up and vociferously cheer for their favorite side. The game continues full of back and forth action, big time shots, and clutch defensive stops. Before you know it the clock is winding down in the second half and the two sides are wrapped up in yet another tight contest. Your palms get sweaty with each trip down the floor and each time a player from your favorite team lets loose a shot you hold your breath until the ball tickles the twine. This continues until the final buzzer when the winning side erupts after another big win and their fans flow out of the arena in jubilation.
March Madness is an event well known to even casual sports fans who end up filling out brackets at work or with friends. The ubiquity of the brackets in March turns millions of sports fans into wannabe college hoops experts but really the only way to know what you are talking about come tournament time is to follow the season from the start, seeing how certain teams match up and what could be the fatal flaw of a serious contender who is doomed to fall to a Cinderella in March. The one and done nature of the postseason tournament gives every school that makes the field a chance and this is precisely what makes NCAA basketball such a thrill.
Super Saturday will take place at Madison Square Garden which is known throughout the world as a basketball mecca. Players at all levels, even up to the NBA, are always looking to put on their best show at the Garden and you can expect nothing less from the college athletes on the court on Super Saturday. The venue opened on February 11, 1968 and is the oldest arena used in the NHL and the second oldest used in the NBA.
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