However, the game comes at a strange point in its nonconference schedule.
The Wolverines are set to play in the Maui Invitational from Nov. 20-22, against North Carolina in the ACC/Big Ten challenge on Nov. 27-29. They will travel 12,300 miles in air amid a 23-day stretch.
Coach John Beilein’s unit will have four neutral court matchups, three road games and a home contest with the UCLA Bruins by mid-December. Hence, Michigan’s record at that point could determine its overall success in the 2017-18 season.