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Detroit -- Oakland brought in a whole new, black-top basketball court.

Now, Horizon League rival Detroit is answering back with upgrades to its arena.

Detroit officials announced Wednesday night plans to install a giant, four-sided videoboard at Calihan Hall for the 2015-16 season.

"This is a game-changer for our program and fans," Detroiit men's coach Ray McCallum said in a statement. "The new videoboard will improve the game-day atmosphere inside Calihan Hall and help us continue to recruit top-notch student-athletes in our ultimate quest to win championships."

The videoboard will hang directly above Dick Vitale Court, and will have LED capabilities for video and instant replay.

Detroit officials said the videoboard will show highlights, improved graphics and other animations during breaks in the action.

Detroit hasn't yet announced which company will handle the project, or what the cost will be. The Detroit Pistons put in a new videoboard for the 2014-15 season, and the price tag was about $15 million -- though it's more lavish than what Detroit is planning.

"It is part of our strategic initiative to completely transform the student-athlete and fan experience inside historic Calihan Hall," Detroit athletic director Robert C. Vowels Jr. said in a statement. "The new scoreboard and videoboard will be instrumental in all of our marketing and promotional efforts for our events on campus."

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