Another Michigan Basketball non-conference game revealed

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on July 13th, 2017 at 1:21 PM

Michigan will take on Southern Miss at home in 2017-18 per this article from July 1. Haven't seen it reported anywhere else on our end.

2017-18 Non-conference so far is pretty loaded-

  • 11/13 vs Central Michigan
  • 11/16 vs Southern Mississippi
  • Maui Invitational (11/20-22) field includes games against 3 of the following teams: Cal, Chaminade, LSU, Marquette, Notre Dame, VCU, Wichita State
  • B1G/ACC Challenge at North Carolina
  • 12/9 vs UCLA
  • 12/12 at Texas
  • 12/16 at Detroit (at the Pizzarena)
  • 12/21 vs Alabama A&M
  • vs Air Force

USM is a tomato can. They went 9-22 last season.

UPDATE: The date of the game will be November 16 per an article from this morning. USM will receive a $95,000 guarantee. 




July 13th, 2017 at 2:10 PM ^

I don't know....I mean, you potentially get to play a school actually called Chaminade, but the problem is that you have to go to Hawaii to do it and it is a home game for them, since they are in Honolulu anyway. I suppose if there's any upside, you get to see that they do in fact have a basketball team and that their presence in the invitational each year is not simply an administrative error. 

Downside: It's Chaminade. They host this tournament and are 7-78 in it. 


July 13th, 2017 at 10:08 PM ^

That's a thing this year --- and it's taken a lot of premiere teams (more specifically, a lot of premiere teams that have shoe deals with Nike).  

Maui (and all other exempt brackets) have sort of suffered because of such.  I'd rather spend November in Maui vs. Portland, OR --- but Nike's money talks.



July 13th, 2017 at 1:30 PM ^

I can see the future....I see a Maizen....I see anger....I see Beilein bashing....I see an overpopulated planet with dwindling resources and environmental degradation and hunger and war...(The last one is unrelated to the others, FYI)... 


July 13th, 2017 at 1:30 PM ^

If we're going to play bad teams, why not at least play local teams.  I would think the payday would be cheaper due to travel expenses and I'd probably be more interested in seeing them play Wright St. or Toledo over Southern Miss.


July 13th, 2017 at 1:46 PM ^

USM didn't used to be the joke that they are now.  They unsurprisingly cratered after the NCAA leveled sanctions in response to Donnie Tyndall's two year reign of lawlessness in Hattiesburg.