By Daniel Feldman, Daily Sports Writer
Published January 21, 2013
When Thompson made a 3-pointer in the opening minutes, the crowd went wild. When a call didn’t go their way, the fans let the referees know their opinion. For the first time this season, a team other than the men’s basketball team had a lively Crisler Center crowd on its feet.
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It seemed that the Wolverines had it all locked down. The families were present. The rings were ready to be exchanged.
It seemed that if Michigan had anything for certain, it would be something blue. But just as quickly as love can come, it can easily slip away too.
And on Monday night, the team in blue postponed Michigan’s wedding. With fans in white supporting Penn State and upstaging the bride-to-be, Michigan shot a season-low 28 percent from the field. Meanwhile, the Lady Lions’ two preseason Big Ten first-team players, Alex Bentley and Maggie Lucas, combined for 35 points while toying with the Wolverines' hearts from start to finish in their 59-49 victory.
But not all is lost for Michigan; a team that was just a few made jumpers from going on its honeymoon. The season is still young and as in any break-up, you have to move on to bigger and better things.
For the Wolverines, the bigger and better things start with Indiana on Thursday.