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Michigan to take part in basketball doubleheader at Little Caesars Arena

Michigan will face Detroit Mercy and Michigan State will face Oakland in a doubleheader early in the 2017-18 season.

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Early in the 2017-18 basketball season, Michigan will take part in a doubleheader at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.

Michigan will face off against Detroit Mercy and Michigan State will face Oakland.

Michigan coach John Beilein, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, Oakland coach Greg Kampe, and Detroit Mercy coach Bacari Alexander will hope to bring their teams to victory at Little Caesars Arena.

The Wolverines has won 14 straight against the Titans, with a 24-4 all-time record in the series. The last time Michigan played Detroit Mercy was in November 2014, with Michigan earning a 71-62 win at Crisler Center. The duo last played on a neutral court in 1980. Michigan won, 85-72.

Michigan State has matched up with Oakland 15 times since the 1998 season. The Spartans are 15-0. The last matchup on a neutral court for Michigan State and Oakland was at The Palace of Auburn Hills in 2015. The game featured an overtime thriller that was won by No. 1 ranked Michigan State, 99-93.

Little Caesars Arena is also scheduled to host the 2020 Frozen Four, games in the 2021 NCAA Tournament, and the 2022 Division 1 wrestling championships. The arena is the home of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons.