Detroit — Officials have announced game times for the college basketball doubleheader at Little Caesars Arena on Dec. 16, and they’re a bit of a surprise.
Most notably, Michigan State and Oakland will tip off at 4 p.m. that Saturday, meaning it will be played opposite the Lions-Bears game taking place up the road at Ford Field. That basketball game will be on ESPN2.
Michigan and Detroit Mercy will play the opening game, at 1:30. That game will be on ESPNU.
The teams will play the first college basketball games in the new arena, which was to host its first official event Tuesday night, a Kid Rock concert.
Tickets for the basketball games are on sale through Ticketmaster, and run from $40 to $75.
The official name of the doubleheader is The District Detroit Basketball Showcase.