Mitch McGary poses with Rick Snyder, Fab Fiver Jimmy King gets loud ovation, Trey Burke gets Chris Paul shoutout
ANN ARBOR -- Apparently, the Crisler Center has become the place to be -- or at least the place to watch -- once again.
There was no shortage of star-power on hand Wednesday for No. 2 Michigan's historic 62-47 victory over Nebraska, a win that put the Wolverines at 16-0, matching the school record for best start to a season.
Michigan left tackle Taylor Lewan, who announced before the game that he'd be returning for his senior season, was acknowledged on the video board during the game. He even got the chance to play band director, leading the Michigan pep band in a playing of "The Victors."
But Lewan wasn't the only one to get a shoutout.
Former Fab Five guard Jimmy King -- who attends games periodically -- was shown on the video board midway through the second half, leading to one of the loudest ovations of the night from the sellout crowd of 12,693.
King, apparently, isn't the only former Fab Fiver keeping tabs on this year's team -- Jalen Rose watches all the time, too.
"Now that we have a team that's doing excellent, I really root for their squad and I love what they're doing," Rose told the Detroit News earlier this week. "I want to see them get to the Final Four. I want the challenge of figuring how I'm going to get the other four guys to go to the game with me. I want that.
"I want us to go represent for them. I'm proud of what they're doing. Also, if they can go undefeated, that would be crazy."
Chris Webber's disassociation period with the University of Michigan ends in May.
Also in attendance Wednesday was Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, a Michigan graduate and a noted Wolverine basketball fan.
Snyder made hoops headlines earlier this season when Michigan freshman Mitch McGary nearly booted him in the face during a scramble for a loose ball near Snyder's courtside seat.
After Wednesday's game, Snyder posed for a photo with McGary -- standing up straight this time.
"UM goes 16-0 tonight," Snyder tweeted. "Got to congratulate the team and say hi to Mitch standing up."
And, not to be outdone, Michigan sophomore point guard Trey Burke had a celebrity fan Wednesday night -- NBA all-star Chris Paul.
Paul, who hosted Burke for his elite point guard camp this summer, was impressed with a few of Burke's moves during the win over Nebraska -- and congratulated him on Twitter.
"@TreyBurke3 I see that move u hit em with 2nite #niiiice."
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