2008-09 Men's Basketball Schedule
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan men's basketball program, in conjunction with the Gazelle Group, has finalized the participating schools for the Ann Arbor Regional of the 2008 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer,taking place Nov. 11-12 at Crisler Arena. Joining the host Wolverines will be IUPUI, Michigan Tech and Northeastern.
IUPUI and Northeastern will meet in the opening game of the doubleheader on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 4 p.m. In Tuesday's nightcap, Michigan will open its 2008-09 regular season against Michigan Tech at 7 p.m. on ESPNU. The following evening, the losing teams from Tuesday's matchups will compete in the consolation game at 5 p.m. while the winners will meet in the regional final at 8 p.m. on ESPNU.
The winner of the Ann Arbor regional will advance to the championship rounds of the 2K Sports Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y. They will be joined by the winners of the three other regional sites hosted by Duke, Southern Illinois and UCLA. The semifinals and finals of the 2K Sports Classic will take place on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 20-21. All four games will be broadcast on ESPN2.
Since 1996, the 2K Sports Classic has raised more than $4 million for the benefit of Coaches vs. Cancer. The program is a collaborative effort between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) that exists to leverage the strength, community leadership and celebrity of the nation's basketball coaches to raise awareness and reduce cancer risk through education programs while raising funds for the American Cancer Society's fight against cancer.
For ticket information on the Ann Arbor Regional of the 2K Sports Classic, please contact the Michigan Ticket Office at (866) 296-6849. For more information on the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer, visit the official tournament website atcoachesvscancer.com.
2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer
Ann Arbor Regional Crisler Arena Ann Arbor, Mich.
Tuesday, Nov. 11
Northeastern vs. IUPUI, 4 p.m.
Michigan Tech vs. Michigan, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
Wednesday, Nov. 12
Regional Consolation, 5 p.m.
Regional Championship, 8 p.m. (ESPNU)
Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4423