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Michigan basketball announces 2016-17 non-conference schedule

The Michigan basketball program announces its non-conference schedule for the 2016-117 season on Wednesday.

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

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