The Michigan and Michigan State basketball teams will reportedly be on hand next winter to christen Detroit’s brand-new Little Caesars Arena.
Multiple outlets, including MLive, reported Monday that the Wolverines will play Detroit Mercy and the Spartans will face Oakland in a Michigan-themed doubleheader early in the 2017-18 college basketball season.
Michigan State will play Oakland and Michigan will face Detroit at the new Little Caesar's Arena in Detroit on 12/16, per multiple sources.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 25, 2017
A joint news conference is for 10 a.m. ET Tuesday with Michigan coach John Beilein, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo and others expected to be in attendance.
Little Caesars Arena, which will open in September, will be the full-time home of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons. The arena will also host first- and second-round NCAA Tournament games next March.