Michigan basketball on Wednesday announced its non-conference schedule for the 2022-23 season, filling in the gaps from a rough outline that fans knew included trips to New York, Charlotte and London as part of high-profile events.
The sauciest additions to U-M's slate?
— A date with Memphis transfer Emoni Bates and his new team, Eastern Michigan, at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.
— Potential matchups with three ex-Wolverines in guard Zeb Jackson and power forward Brandon Johns Jr., both of whom transferred to Virginia Commonwealth, and point guard Frankie Collins, who transferred to Arizona State. Those two teams, along with Pittsburgh, form the remainder of the field for the 2022 Legends Classic at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
— A meeting with Central Michigan for the first time in five years. Michigan holds a 22-3 record against CMU.
U-M's non-conference schedule:
Nov. 11 vs. Ferris State (exhibition)
Nov. 7 vs. Purdue Fort Wayne *
Nov. 11 vs. Eastern Michigan at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit
Nov. 16-17 Legends Classic in Brooklyn with Arizona State, Pittsburgh and VCU
Nov. 20 vs. Ohio
Nov. 23 vs. Jackson State
Nov. 29 vs. Virginia in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge
Dec. 4 vs. Kentucky at O2 Arena in London
Dec. 17 vs. Lipscomb
Dec. 21 vs. North Carolina at Spectrum Center in Charlotte as part of the 2022 Jumpman Invitational
Dec. 30 vs. Central Michigan
*Michigan was scheduled to play Purdue Fort Wayne a year ago, but the game was canceled due to a COVID-19 outbreak within the U-M program.
The first day of practice for the 2022-23 season is scheduled for Sept. 26.
This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Michigan basketball reveals 2022-23 non-conference schedule