ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan men's and women's basketball programs will host "Fan Night" on Friday (Nov. 7) at 7:15 p.m. at Crisler Arena. Both squads will be introduced, and men's coach John Beilein, women's coach Kevin Borseth and each program's captains will address the fans in attendance.
The event is free of charge. Fans will enter Crisler Arena through either Gate A or E beginning at 6:45 p.m. All Wolverine fans in attendance will be directed to the blue seating on the east side of the arena for a Wolverine rally.
Following the rally for the U-M teams, the men's and women's players will be made available for photograph and autograph opportunities on the Crisler Arena east and west concourses. Beilein and Borseth will also be available for fan autographs on the Crisler Arena floor.
Throughout the evening, Maize and Blue basketball fans will have opportunity to play on inflatable games on the Crisler Arena floor and receive a free sno-cone or cotton candy on the concourse level. There will be raffle prizes during the night and an opportunity for U-M students to register to shoot and win books for a semester.
Parking, including handicap parking, will be made available in the Blue Lot for the event.
The event will be the second of three nights of hoops activity at Crisler Arena, with exhibition games scheduled for the other two evenings. The men's team will play its only exhibition of the season the night prior on Thursday (Nov. 6) against Saginaw Valley State at 7 p.m., while the women's team will play its only preseason game on Saturday (Nov. 8), facing Northwood at 7 p.m.
Marketing Contact: Katy Jackson (734) 647-1261
Men's Basketball Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4423
Women's Basketball Contact: Jessica Poole (734) 763-4423