Watch World-Class Basketball in Ann Arbor, MI
A year removed from a second consecutive deep run in the NCAA Tournament, the Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball team is set to begin its 2014 season in earnest. The team opens the season tonight against Bucknell University in the Legends Classic Ann Arbor Regional. It’s the first game of what should be a very exciting home schedule for Michigan.
Despite losing two of its best players to the NBA for the second year – sharpshooter Nik Stauskas and forward Glenn Robinson III – the Wolverines are poised to make another bid for the Big Ten Championship, and perhaps even the Final Four. A season earlier, the team lost guards Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway, Jr. While some pundits counted them out, the team still marched all the way to the Elite Eight. Will the same situation play out this year?
Just a short drive from Ann Arbor’s Crisler Center, residents of Augusta Woods, Coventry Woods, Hamburg Hills can find out in person by attending the games! The arena is about 20 minutes away for residents of Whitmore Lake, and 25 minutes away for residents of Belleville.
Located just outside Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus, Crisler Center underwent a $7.2 million renovation in 2012, making it one of the top college basketball complexes in all of America. The short proximity to the arena, combined with the beautiful facility and entertainment value of Michigan hoops, should be sufficient cause to make the drive for at least one home game this season.
Michigan John Beilein, one of the top coaches in America, has the look of another stellar team on his hands. The Wolverines will be led by junior guard Caris LeVert, a second team All-Big Ten selection, and one of the top scorers in the Big Ten conference.
Levert will be flanked in the starting lineup by sophomore sharpshooter Zak Irvin and sophomore guard Derrick Walton Jr. Combined with newcomers Kam Chatman and Aubrey Dawkins, as well as veteran point guard Spike Albrecht, and the Wolverines have plenty of firepower entering the season.
The schedule should once again be one of the most competitive in America, providing outstanding entertaining to ardent basketball enthusiasts and casual fans alike. Perennial contenders Michigan State, Wisconsin, and Ohio State will all make the trip to Ann Arbor, as will non-conference foe Syracuse.
You can purchase individual Michigan basketball tickets online at MGOBLUE.com, the official site of Wolverines athletics, as well as secondary markets like Ticketmaster and Stubhub. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience world-class college basketball just minutes away from your manufactured home!