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Report: Michigan Basketball adds pair of non-conference home games to schedule

The Wolverines will host an in-state school they have not seen since 2011.

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The state of the sports world is up int he air due to everything going on with the coronavirus, but there are still schedules to be worked out for college basketball season. According to a report from MLive, the Michigan Wolverines have added a pair of non-conference games to the 2020-21 slate in the form of Southern Utah and Oakland University.

Southern Utah will make its way to Crisler on Nov. 27 with a Black Friday title. The in-state Grizzles from just down the road in Rochester are coming to town on Dec. 21.

Michigan has not played Oakland since the 2011 season and is 7-1 against the Grizzlies all-time.

That brings the total to six non-conference games set for next season so far with a trip to Oregon coming on Nov. 14, the Empire Classic in New York on Nov. 19-20 and then a tentatively-scheduled trip to London to take on Kentucky on Dec. 6. It is possible that the Kentucky game is moved stateside as the precautions from the pandemic continue.

Nov. 14 — at Oregon

Nov. 19-20 — Empire Classic (will play two games, Baylor, NC State, Villanova also involved)

Nov. 27 — Southern Utah

Dec. 6 — vs. Kentucky (London)

Dec. 21 — Oakland

The rest of the slate will probably be filled with similar announcements of mid and low-tier programs filling out the docket given what Michigan already has on the books. We should continue to get word trickling out from there in the next month or so.