Michigan will be one of the featured programs playing in the 2K Sports Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York City. On Wednesday, the Wolverines found out who they will be battling at MSG.
The Wolverines will square off with Marquette in the semifinal of the championship round on Nov. 17. The game is scheduled to tip off at 9:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2. Michigan will play either Pittsburgh or SMU in the championship or consolation game on Nov. 18.
Michigan is 13-6 all-time against the Golden Eagles, but lost the most recent meeting during the 2009 Old Spice Classic in Orlando. The Golden Eagles went 20-13 a season ago and did not participate in a postseason tournament. Marquette took home the Legends Classic championship last season after knocking off LSU and Arizona State in Brooklyn.
The Golden Eagles will be without arguably their best player from last season, Henry Ellenson, who was drafted 18th overall by the Detroit Pistons in June’s NBA draft. Michigan will also be losing one of its top players, as it will be without shooting guard Caris LeVert, who was taken two picks after Ellenson by the Indiana Pacers.
The Wolverines went 23-13 last season, making it back to the NCAA tournament. Michigan won a First Four contest against Tulsa before falling to rival Notre Dame in the Round of 64.