Oakland to raise money with dueling pianos

Oakland is hosting a fundraiser it's calling "Tunes for the Team," and the Summit League champions better be ready to exercise their vocal chords as they're scheduled to sing in downtown Pontiac, Mich. on Thursday night as part of the dueling piano event.

"I'm not sure they will be ready to perform at the same level our fans have come to expect on the court, but I promise you they will be entertaining," coach Greg Kampe said in a statement.

Proceeds from ticket sales and a silent auction will help finance the Lou Henson Award tournament that Oakland was selected to host after star center Keith Benson won CollegeInsider.com's award for the nation's top mid-major player last season, according to the Oakland Press.

"I'm not a singer," Kampe said. "(But) I used to play piano. They didn't ask me to do that. Maybe they didn't want to hear 'The Entertainer' or ‘Chopsticks.'"