NCAA Basketball: Most important player on each top-25 team for 2022-23 season
More schedules have been released with almost every state of Michigan school’s NCAA Basketball non-conference schedule being made public and officially announced.
Let’s take a look at the non-conference schedules of the state of Michigan teams.
Highlights of non-conference schedule for Eastern Michigan
- Michigan (at LCA), Nov. 11
- At Bradley, Nov. 15
- At Oakland, Nov. 19
- Purdue Fort Wayne in the Cancun Challenge, Nov. 22
- At FIU, Nov. 30
- FAU, Dec. 4
- Detroit Mercy, Dec. 18
- At South Carolina, Dec. 30
Highlights of non-conference schedule for Oakland
- Oklahoma State, Nov. 13
- At Toledo, Nov. 16
- Eastern Michigan, Nov. 19
- Long Beach State in the Nassau Championship, Nov. 25
- At Syracuse, Dec. 6
- At Boise State, Dec. 18
- At Michigan State, Dec. 22
Highlights of non-conference schedule for Western Michigan
- At Minnesota, Nov. 7
- At Rice, Nov. 19
- Dayton, Nov. 30
- At Iowa State, Dec. 18
- At Wisconsin, Dec. 30
Highlights of non-conference schedule for Michigan
- Eastern Michigan (at LCA), Nov. 11
- Pitt in the Legends Classic, Nov. 16
- Virginia in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, Nov. 29
- Kentucky in London, England, Dec. 4
- North Carolina in the Jumpman Invitational, Dec. 21
- Central Michigan, Dec. 30
Highlights of non-conference schedule for Michigan State
- Gonzaga in Armed Forces Classic in San Diego, Nov. 11
- Kentucky in the Champions Classic in Indianapolis, Nov. 15
- Villanova in the Gavitt Games, Nov. 18
- Alabama in the Phil Knight Invitational in Portland, Nov. 24
- At Notre Dame in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, Nov. 30
- Oakland, Dec. 22
Highlights of non-conference schedule for Detroit Mercy
- At Boston College, Nov. 11
- Ohio, Nov. 16
- at FAU, Nov.
- At Eastern Michigan, Dec. 18
- At Cincinnati, Dec. 21
Highlights of non-conference schedule for Central Michigan
- at Minnesota, Nov. 18
- High Point in the SoCal Challenge, Nov. 21
- At CBU, Nov. 26
- At Michigan, Dec. 30
Central Michigan, Michigan State, and Detroit Mercy have not officially released their full non-conference schedules at this time. However, the non-conference games that we know of for the state of Michigan division one basketball programs seem to have some highly anticipated games for fans to watch this upcoming season.
Both the Spartans and Wolverines have some tough non-conference opponents this season, especially against teams on neutral courts. Some of the mid-major programs like Oakland are hosting power five conference teams like the Golden Grizzlies hosting Oklahoma State. There are teams like Central and Western Michigan who are both playing the same team on the road as both the Chippewas and Broncos both travel to Minnesota to play the Golden Gophers.
Overall this is a great time to be a fan of these programs as many of the mid-major programs in the state of Michigan have legitimate chances to win their conference and earn a berth in the NCAA tournament this season. Along with Michigan and Michigan State, you could possibly see four or even five teams from the state of Michigan make the NCAA tournament in 2023.
Winning games in the non-conference like Oakland defeating Oklahoma State on the road last year can help any team mentioned above get a higher seed in the NCAA tournament if they qualify for the tournament. These non-conference schedules should provide entertainment this November and December for college basketball fans in the State of Michigan this year.