The non-conference schedule is all set for the Michigan basketball program.
The finishing touches were announced on Wednesday, with some exciting additions for the fans. The home-and-home series with Texas has an official date of Dec. 6, with the Wolverines replacing Cincinnati with a home-and-home series against South Carolina, where U-M is headed Nov. 23.
"We were successful in scheduling some very competitive home-and-home games for 2016," said U-M head coach John Beilein said in a statement. "These games not only guarantee a strong RPI but provide our U-M fans some exciting non-conference games in Ann Arbor. These types of opponents have always proved to be excellent preparation for our tough Big Ten schedule."
An interesting addition to the schedule is the Wolverines' one-game exhibition slate. Armstrong State heads to Crisler Center Nov. 4 to open up the season. Former U-M legend Cazzie Russell is an assistant coach at Armstrong State, and asked Beilein to play an exhibition against his team.
"Cazzie called and asked that we use our exhibition game to play his team, Armstrong State," said Beilein. "I said yes because it is always great when Cazzie returns to Ann Arbor. This time, however, he is with the other team. I am just glad he will not be in uniform playing against us."
Full Non-Conference Schedule Per MGoBlue:
Fri., Nov. 4 vs. Armstrong State ex Crisler Center TBA
2K Classic Ann Arbor Regional
Fri., Nov. 11 vs. Howard Crisler Center TBA
Sun., Nov. 13 vs. IUPUI Crisler Center TBA
2K Classic Championship Round
Thu., Nov. 17 vs. Marquette TV New York, N.Y. 9:30 p.m. ET
Fri., Nov. 18 Pittsburgh/SMU New York, N.Y. TBA
Wed., Nov. 23 at South Carolina Columbia, S.C. TBA
Sat., Nov. 26 vs. Mount St. Mary's Crisler Center TBA
ACC/Big Ten Challenge
Wed., Nov. 30 vs. Virginia Tech Crisler Center TBA
Sat., Dec. 3 vs. Kennesaw State Crisler Center TBA
Tue., Dec. 6 vs. Texas Crisler Center TBA
Sat., Dec. 10 at UCLA Los Angeles, Calif. TBA
Tue., Dec. 13 vs. Central Arkansas Crisler Center TBA
Sat., Dec. 17 vs. Maryland Eastern Shore Crisler Center TBA
Thu., Dec. 22 vs. Furman Crisler Center TBA