2008-2009 Season

Selection Sunday at Crisler Arena

From MGoBlue.com

The University of Michigan men’s basketball team will open the doors to Crisler Arena for Wolverine fans to watch CBS’s NCAA Tournament Selection Show tomorrow evening (Sunday, March 15). Doors will open at 5 p.m., with the Selection Show starting at 6 p.m.

All fans attending the free event will be able to park at the Crisler Arena main lot at no charge. Entry to Crisler Arena will be by Gates A and E. Fans will be asked to sit on the east side of the arena.

CBS Sports is expected to be on hand to follow the Wolverines live during the show. In addition, MGoBlue.com will also air Crisler Arena’s festivities via live webcast.

The Wolverines will be looking to garner their first NCAA Tournament bid in 11 seasons, which would also be the program’s 21st all-time appearance. The Maize and Blue, who won the 1989 national title, have a 41-19 all-time record in the “Big Dance”.

Head coach John Beilein’s Wolverines closed the regular season with a 20-13 record, doubling their win total from a season ago. U-M earned the No. 7 seed at the Big Ten Tournament and won its opening game, 73-45, against No. 10-seed Iowa before being eliminated by No. 2-seed Illinois, 60-50, in the quarterfinal. The Wolverines scored victories over ranked opponents three times during the season, including the No. 4 ranked team twice (No. 4 UCLA, 55-52, Nov. 20; No. 4 Duke, 81-73, Dec. 6; Purdue, 87-78, Feb. 26).

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