The Detroit Titans will not have the toughest non-conference schedule in college basketball in the upcoming season, but they will still be challenged. Who will be their toughest opponent in their out-of-conference schedule?
The Connecticut Huskies. It is as simple as that.
The Huskies won 20 games last season and are returning a bunch of talent from last year. They will also be allowed to make the NCAA tournament.
Shabazz Napier, Ryan Boatright and Omar Calhoun will help make up one of the best backcourts, which is bad news when the Titans take on the Huskies.
Detroit will be losing some talent, which consists of its top four leading scorers. The Titans will definitely look much different as a result. Who knows if this team will reach 20 wins again, but it would help if Carlton Brundidge had an instant impact. He previously played for Michigan in the 2011-12 season.
Connecticut is going to be good enough to win a AAC title this year. The Huskies will enter the season by being ranked No. 19 in the USA Today Coaches Poll, so you could say that they are getting some hype. Whether if they will meet expectations or not is a different story, but they will still have the talent to be one of the best teams in college hoops.
Detroit will not. That does not mean the Titans will not upset Connecticut, though. It is not likely to happen, but college basketball is a crazy beast.
No matter what the outcome, Detroit will have its hands full against the Huskies.