Michigan Loses to UCLA 51-49, but the Final Four will be Played on Floors Made in Amasa, Michigan

Tracy Stengel

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Michigan lost their battle to UCLA 51–49 last night in a nail-biting performance. It was a painful loss, but Michigan still has reason to be proud.

A part of Michigan, namely the court floor, will be a part of the Men’s Final Four played April 3–5, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The Final Four will also have Michigan representation when the Women’s NCAA finalists pound the court April 2nd and 4th in the Alamodome in San Antonio.

Why? Because there is a company in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula that supplies the courts made of northern Michigan hard maple for the men’s and women’s Regional March Madness Games and the first and second rounds of the men’s tournaments.

Connor Sports provides new, custom courts for the Men’s Final Four and the Women’s Final Four, and has since 2006. Connor Sports’ mill is in the town of Amara, Michigan, in the Upper Peninsula. They specialize in permanent and portable sports flooring systems. 

https://img.particlenews.com/image.php?url=024B0V_0Z6KQvD800My husband and I, along with my sister and brother-in-law. Go Blue! Photo courtesy of the author.

Providing flooring for basketball’s elite is no easy task. Each portable floor takes four hours to install by Connor Sports Technical Supervisors and local workers. This arduous labor ensures it is sanded and laid to perfection. Every inch of the floor is manufactured and assembled by hard working men and women in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Amasa is located in southern Hematite Township, Iron County, Michigan. According to the 2010 census, its population is 283.

As a die-hard Michigan fan, I am proud of our U.P. company and our team.

Connor Sports, founded in 1872, is committed to producing the highest standing sports flooring for portable and hardwood sports flooring systems for the NCAA and beyond. Go Blue!

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