Who: Slippery Rock (0-0) at Michigan (0-0)
Where: Crisler Center (Ann Arbor, MI)
When: 8:30 p.m., Friday, November 9th, 2012
TV: BTN.com/MGoBlue All-Access
More: Beilein preview video; Morgan, Bartelstein previews
Slippery Rock isn’t the grandiose season opening opponent that many had hoped for to christen the newly renovated Crisler Center but the Slippery Rock might not be the pushover that many expect from a Division II team either. Slippery Rock returns four starters and already knocked off a Division I team in early preseason exhibition play.
Slippery Rock finished 17-10 (14-8) last season in the PSAC but started this season off on a strong note, handling Navy in an exhibition win by a score of 79-56. The Rock didn’t just beat Navy, they pummeled them by 23 points; more than doubling the Midshipmen’s score at halftime and leading by as many as 30 points in the second half. Ed DeChellis’s Navy squad won just three games last season (two a...