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Entertaining Essentials for College Basketball

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The men’s college basketball tournament starts next week—are you ready? If you’re hosting friends and family for the most exciting games of the season, you need to make sure you have the right things for entertaining. Upgraded electronics and gadgets for championship-worthy eats are a must, for sure. We’ve rounded up our top picks to ensure that your basketball get-together is a slam dunk.


Catch All the Basketball Action with a New TV

front view of a 77" LG C2 OLED Tv

Let’s face it: this is one of the biggest sporting events of the year, with exciting upsets and stories of triumph. If you don’t have a great TV, you’re missing out on enjoying these moments in crisp, clear and bright quality. Luckily, Abt has all the best TVs in stock so it’s easy to upgrade. LG TVs are popular thanks to their sharp, colorful picture that feels incredibly lifelike. We love the LG C2 OLED evo TV for its technology that makes it easy and enjoyable to use. Its AI-powered processor automatically adjusts the settings based on what you’re watching, so you can enjoy even the most fast-paced sports action. Additionally, Dolby Atmos ensures great sound, and gaming settings make this TV a great option far beyond your basketball viewing party. It also comes in sizes from 42″ to 83″ so you can find the perfect fit for your space.







Hear Every Play with a Soundbar

front view of black LG soundbar with subwoofer

Maybe you’ve already snagged a great TV. How’s the sound quality? Even the best TVs can use a sound boost because their ultra-thin designs cut out bulky audio equipment that would otherwise provide better sound. The solution? A great soundbar. They’re easy to install and are available at a range of price points so there’s something for everyone. There are tons of options available, but if you’re interested in the LG TV above, you may want an LG soundbar to pair with it. Our pick is the S95QR, which comes with rear surround and upfiring speakers that help create a surround-sound effect without investing in a major home theater setup. This soundbar also features Dolby Atmos, known for its ability to replicate surround sound. You’ll feel like you’re literally at the game, hearing the squeak of sneakers and the thud of dribbling.






An Air Fryer is Perfect for Game Day Bites

stainless steel Breville Air Fryer Pro open with fries inside

Chicken wings, fries, potato skins…all the foods we associate with sporting events can probably be made in an air fryer. They heat up faster than an oven and are easy to clean up once your guests leave. For perfectly crispy bites, this countertop appliance is the way to go. You can even mind mouth-watering air fryer recipes on the blog if you need some inspiration. We’re partial to the Breville the Smart Oven Air Fryer Pro for its large capacity, reliability and easy controls. With the ability to air fry, roast, or even dehydrate, you’ll use it for way more than just hosting. If you’re not ready to purchase an air fryer but still want to enjoy game day goodies, your toaster oven works great, too.







Music, Anyone?

front view of JBL partybox 110 speaker with blue lights

Great music is a hallmark of any basketball game, with players picking their favorite songs to get pumped up. Ask your friends to send over their best hype songs to make the perfect playlist, then play it before, during or after the game on a handy wireless speaker. While we have tons of great options, we’re partial to the JBL PartyBox 110 for its built-in entertainment. Colorful flashing lights create the perfect party atmosphere, and you can even change the colors to be those of the teams you’re watching. The splashproof design will come in handy if someone get too excited about a buzzer-beating shot. Its portable design makes it easy to move from room to room, too.








The men’s college basketball tournament offers something for everyone to enjoy, whether you’re a die-hard basketball lover or just want to do something fun with friends. With these picks, you’ll have the perfect setup. If you’re looking for other items to upgrade your entertainment game, chances are we have them, too. From stylish seating to serving bowls, Abt is your ultimate destination for game day.

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    Rohan Williams
    March 12, 2023 at 6:09 pm

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    Rohan Williams
    March 12, 2023 at 6:11 pm

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