Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Wildcats gear up for road trip to Michigan to play 3 games

The Wildcats open their season on Friday night in Ann Arbor, Michigan, playing in the John Thompson Foundation Challenge, hosted by the University of Michigan.

The venue will be Crisler Arena, which was "Named in honor of Herbert 'Fritz' Crisler, U-M athletic director from 1941-1967, Crisler Area has served as the seat of Michigan basketball since 1967. It's capacity of 13,562 has provided a superior venue for games, concerts, and commencement activities ever since."

Here's the game schedule for this weekend:
Nov. 10 vs. Eastern Michigan @ 6:00 (game notes: click here)
Nov. 11 vs. Michigan @ 4:00
Nov. 12 vs. Central Connecticut State @ 2:00

Eastern Michigan Basketball: click here
Michigan Basketball website: click here
Central Conn. State Basketball website: click here

Here's a link to Michigan's game notes for the weekend: Click here
Here's a link to Central Connecticut State's game notes for the weekend: Click here
Here's a link to Eastern Michigan's game notes for the weekend: Click here

Preview of Eastern Michigan:
Eastern Michigan returns two starters from last year’s club that finished the 2005-06 season with a 7-21 overall record and 3-15 mark in the MAC.

Article from EMU site: EMU to Play in John Thompson Challenge

Crisler Arena Replica Model: (I know the picture of this miniature Crisler Arena was completely unnecessary, but it was so ridiculous that I couldn't resist.)

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