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Drew Ellis covers Oakland University basketball for The Oakland Press. His news and notes keep you up to date with Golden Grizzlies men's basketball.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Meeting of the minds fails to yield Oakland-Detroit matchup

Greg Kampe: Media darling
While Oakland and Detroit haven’t met on the basketball court in nearly a decade, their heads of state sat at the same roundtable on Fox 2’s “Sportsworks” Sunday night, one of two late-night appearances made by Oakland coach Greg Kampe that night. He said the summit didn’t involve any talk about adding the other to a future non-conference schedule.
“The subject was not even broached. I had to go on the air with him and (I wanted) a cordial atmosphere,” Kampe joked.
Kampe has noted in the past that Oakland will not resume the long-dormant series until the Titans repay with a visit to the O’rena. He also said previously a game was scheduled for the 2010-11 season but was rescinded when the Titans were found to be shopping the game date on a coaching website. 
Fans like to speculate the next time the two teams meet will be when Oakland joins the Horizon League, which has not been confirmed or announced in any fashion. Kampe said none of that talk took place Sunday.
“We talked before the show a lot about his season and we talked about his son and their matchup.”
Kampe later appeared on WDIV’s “Sports Final Edition,” which was taped at 8:30 p.m. but aired at 11:30 p.m., after the 11 p.m. “Sportsworks” on WJBK.
Detroit meets Arizona State in the first round of the NIT Wednesday. Oakland opens the Tournament Tuesday at Youngstown State. 


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