Michigan basketball to host Binghamton on Dec. 11 at Crisler Center
Chris Asadian | AnnArbor.com
The Wolverines will play host to America East foe Binghamton on Dec. 11 at Crisler Center, as published on BU's official web site.
The Binghamton game is the sixth confirmed non-conference date for Michigan next season, not including the Preseason NIT. The Wolverines have yet to announce their full schedule.
Binghamton went 2-29 last season, and has gone 23-70 over the past three years. The Bearcats fired Saginaw native Mark Macon after the 2011-12 campaign, and will be led by first-year coach Tommy Dempsey in 2012-13.
This will be Michigan's second matchup all-time with Binghamton. The Wolverines knocked off the Bearcats 59-46 during Preseason NIT action in 2004.
The non-league tilt against Binghamton will likely be a welcome breather for Michigan, who already has non-league matchups scheduled against North Carolina State (Nov. 27), Arkansas (Dec. 8) and West Virginia (Dec. 15) -- and is also confirmed to be participating in this year's Preseason NIT, which includes Pittsburgh, Kansas State and Virginia.
The entire schedule for the Preseason NIT, including Michigan's early-round matchup, has not been released to this point.
Confirmed Michigan basketball non-conference games:
Nov. 21-23 (semis and finals) vs. Preseason NIT (opponents, times TBA)
Nov. 27 vs. North Carolina State (7:30 p.m., ESPN)
Dec. 1 at Bradley (TBA)
Dec. 8 vs. Arkansas (TBA)
Dec. 11 vs. Binghamton (TBA)
Dec. 15 vs. West Virginia (in Brooklyn) (TBA)
Dec. 29 vs. Central Michigan (TBA)