Michigan basketball schedule for 2022-23 includes date with Emoni Bates in Detroit

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Michigan coach Juwan Howard talks with his team during practice for the Sweet 16 game against Villanova on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.

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.

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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.

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This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Michigan basketball reveals 2022-23 non-conference schedule