2008-2009 Season

1989 NCAA Title Team to Gather for 20-year Reunion

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Michigan Athletic Department will recognize the 1989 men’s basketball NCAA championship team during halftime of the Wolverines’ contest against Ohio State this Saturday (Jan. 17) at Crisler Arena.

As part of the 20th anniversary celebration, many team members that “Shocked the World” will be in attendance: Demetrius Calip (#13, Guard), Joe Czupek (Student Manager), Michael Griffin (#20, Forward), Sean Higgins (#24, Forward), Mark Hughes (#55, Center, Captain), Marc Koenig (#30, Guard), Terry Mills (#52, Forward), Dan Minert (Athletic Trainer), Glen Rice (#41, Forward, Captain, jersey honored, All-American), Eric Riley (#42, Center), Rumeal Robinson (#21, Guard, All-American), Greg Taylor (Student Manager) and Loy Vaught (#35, Center)

The 1988-89 Michigan squad went 30-7 overall and 12-6 in the Big Ten Conference. In NCAA Tournament play, the Wolverines defeated conference rival Illinois in the semifinal round. U-M then vanquished Seton Hall in the championship game in overtime behind the free-throw shooting of Rumeal Robinson. Glen Rice was integral to Michigan’s attack throughout the season and in the six-game tournament run. He was voted the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player after netting an NCAA Tournament-record 184 points and went on to earn All-America honors.

In honor of the national championship team, the 2008-09 Wolverines will wear dark blue replica jerseys specially designed by adidas for the national championship 20-year anniversary. The game-worn jerseys will be auctioned to the public starting at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 14, until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 20. Please go to MGoBlue.com and click on Michigan Online Auctions for details.

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