The last time I was in Crisler Arena was in 1983 for a Billy Joel concert. I believe it was the An Innocent Man tour. This was the first time I have been inside for a basketball game. So it was high time I got back into the place to watch a UM-Iowa State contest.
This is an exciting time to be a basketball fan at Michigan; fancy new basketball facilities are about to open, the team is doing well and the #2 prospect in the whole country for next year has committed to Michigan.
At any rate, the game was not as close as the score would indicate; Michigan was never really in danger the whole game, only at the end when Michigan took their foot off the gas did Iowa State get the score a bit closer. But in the end it was a solid outing by the Wolverines… looks like a good season ahead.
John and I have made it to a couple of other contests as part of the U-M Every Sport Challenge; new sports for me included Field Hockey (we beat Wake Forest) and Volleyball (we lost to Wisconsin).
Volleyball is played in Keen Arena, same as Men’s Gymnastics… which we hit last winter, so no venue credit there.