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Posted on Mon, May 24, 2010 : 3:37 p.m.

Kansas basketball coming to Ann Arbor on Jan. 9

By Michael Rothstein

The Michigan basketball team's marquee non-conference home game has a definitive date.

Kansas, which was the No. 1 team in the country for a majority of last season, will come to Crisler Arena on Sunday, Jan. 9. A time has yet to be determined.

The Jayhawks beat the Wolverines, 75-64, in Lawrence, Kan. last season.

Both teams will look markedly different than last year's matchup.

The Jayhawks will be without leaders Sherron Collins and Cole Aldrich, both of whom are expected to be selected in June's NBA Draft. Michigan will be missing DeShawn Sims, who graduated, and Manny Harris, who declared early for the NBA Draft.

It also means all three dates of Michigan's marquee non-conference, non-exempt tournament games have been set. The Wolverines will go to Clemson for the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Nov. 30. Utah will come to Ann Arbor on Dec. 10, the night before The Big Chill outdoor hockey game. Michigan will also face a combination of Syracuse, UTEP and Georgia Tech at the Legends Classic in Atlantic City, N.J. on Nov. 26-27.

Michael Rothstein covers University of Michigan basketball for He can be reached at (734) 623-2558, by e-mail at or follow along on Twitter @mikerothstein



Mon, May 24, 2010 : 4:10 p.m.

Oh boy... this will be a beat down!


Mon, May 24, 2010 : 3:50 p.m.

Our Ute/Jayhawk household is thrilled!