Michigan basketball will host shut scrimmage against Detroit Mercy, NCAA’s top returning scorer

Before Michigan’s solitary exhibition game, against Saginaw Valley State on Nov. 1, the Wolverines will invite another in-state basketball program to Crisler Center.

Michigan and Detroit Mercy will play a shut scrimmage on Oct. 24, a source affirmed to MLive.

NCAA rules preclude schools from publicizing such scrimmages ahead of time, and just athletic division staff individuals and those fundamental to the game itself -, for example, refs – are allowed to visit.

Schools are permitted to play upwards of two preseason challenges, one of which can be utilized for a exhibition game. That is the course the Wolverines are taking before playing their first official round of the 2019-20 season at home against Appalachian State on Nov. 5.

Detroit Mercy, then again, will play two shut scrimmages and no exhibition games, as indicated by a source.

The Titans were 11-20 last season and 8-10 in the Horizon League under first-year lead trainer Mike Davis, who had past stretches at Texas Southern, UAB, and Indiana.

Detroit Mercy was 0-9 last season in games against groups positioned in the main 120 of the NCAA’s NET rankings. Its hardest rival, per the NET, was Temple (positioned 57th), which brought about a 83-67 road loss. Michigan completed last season positioned tenth in NET.

The Titans have the leading returning scorer in all of college basketball, Antoine Davis. The coach’s child arrived at the midpoint of 26.1 focuses per game as a freshman, third-best in the nation. Just two players made more 3s than the 6-foot-1 gatekeeper – who was 132-of-347 (38 percent) – nor are returning. Davis broke Stephen Curry’s record for most made 3s by a freshman.

Davis’ matchup with Michigan point protect Zavier Simpson would worth viewing, however neither fans nor media are permitted to go to the scrimmage.

A NCAA representative affirmed to MLive that a school can discharge any kind of information to the overall population or media with respect to the scrimmage, including scores and details, after the scrimmage closes. Post-game press conferences or different meetings are allowed also.

Regardless of whether either school will do stays to be seen. The October scrimmage will check the principal game for Michigan lead trainer Juwan Howard. His antecedent, John Beilein, decided not to examine Michigan’s scrimmages.

Detroit Mercy is the lone men’s college basketball program in the nation that is banned from postseason play this season, because of its low Academic Progress Rate.

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