Report: Michigan hoops finds non-conference opponent to fill mid-week opening
It is being reported that Michigan has found a non-conference opponent to play on Wednesday with the slot opening up on Monday.
The Wolverines found themselves with an opening on their schedule after the postponement of the regularly scheduled game against NC State. That game was supposed to be a part of the B1G/ACC Challenge, but virus concerns within the Wolfpack program led to the postponement. It has yet to be indicated if that game will be made up but it is anticipated that both schools will try to reschedule for now.
Instead of playing NC State this week, Michigan has reportedly landed a game against Toledo to fill the void. Brendan Quinn with The Athletic reported the details:
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.
Toledo is 3-2 and the highest rated MAC team on KenPom (101).
— Brendan Quinn (@BFQuinn) December 8, 2020
The Rockets have wins over Oakland, Cleveland State, and Eastern Michigan, but they have also lost to Bradley and Xavier to start the season. For Juwan Howard and the Wolverines, they are 4-0 after a complete performance in the blowout of UCF.
Toledo may not be the marquee opponent that NC State was supposed to be, but hopefully this provides another tuneup opportunity for Michigan ahead of conference play. Stay tuned for more details surrounding this potential mid-week matchup.