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Michigan to play Toledo on Wednesday, per report

An opponent out of the MAC

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The 4-0 Michigan basketball team was without an opponent for Wednesday night after NC State couldn’t play due to COVID-19 concerns. However, it appears an opponent has emerged for Michigan out of the Mid-American Conference. The Wolverines are set to take on the Toledo Rockets, per reports.

“Per sources, Michigan and Toledo are finalizing plans to play Wednesday in Ann Arbor. The matchup will replace Michigan-NC State on the schedule and complete U-M’s non-conference slate,” The Athletic’s Brendan Quinn said on Twitter. “Toledo is 3-2 and the highest rated MAC team on KenPom (101).”

After losing to Xavier 76-73, Toledo has rattled off back-to-back wins versus Cleveland State and Eastern Michigan. Michigan narrowly missed the AP Top 25 on Monday and will start their Big Ten season on Sunday versus Penn State. The game with Toledo will serve as one final tune-up against a quality opponent before the games really start to count in conference play. Some momentum heading into the Penn State game would be welcomed.