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Posted on Thu, Jul 1, 2010 : 1:32 p.m.

Michigan basketball team will play 4 exhibition games in Europe in late August

By Jim Knight

The Michigan basketball team will play four exhibition games in a nine-day trip to Europe in late August, the university announced today.

Incoming freshmen Tim Hardaway Jr., Evan Smotrycz, Jon Horford and Colton Christian will be part of Michigan's 13-player roster. The NCAA allows teams to take foreign trips once every four years. Teams taking foreign trips also are allowed an extra 10 days of practice.

The schedule:

Aug. 20: Depart for Amsterdam Aug. 22: vs. Gent in Brussels, Belgium Aug. 23: vs. Leuven in Brussels, Belgium Aug. 24: Tour Paris Aug. 25: vs. Oostende in Belgium Aug. 26: vs. Mons in Belgium Aug. 27: Tour Amsterdam



Sun, Jul 4, 2010 : 7:41 p.m.

Great idea. If you can't play post season - play a preseason. Should be a great experience for the players.


Fri, Jul 2, 2010 : 10:39 a.m.

I wonder I don't see other teams taking advantage of this. Glad Beilein knows the rules well.


Fri, Jul 2, 2010 : 7:05 a.m.

10 days of extra practice are going to be very important to this team this fall. there'll be a lot of freshman on the court....