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Michigan announces 2018-19 basketball schedule

Michigan’s 2018-19 schedule is complete with today’s announcement of the Big Ten slate.

The Big Ten will utilize a 20-game schedule for the first time in the league’s history this year and teams will play two conference games in early December for the second year in a row. Every conference team plays seven league opponents twice and splits the remaining six opponents home and away.

Michigan’s double-plays are against Indiana, Maryland, Michigan State , Minnesota, Northwestern, Penn State and Wisconsin. The league also introduced protected rivalries in 2018-19 which means that Michigan and Michigan State will play twice every year moving forward.

The Wolverines only play home games against Nebraska, Ohio State and Purdue and will travel to Illinois, Iowa and Rutgers.

Michigan’s home slate is highlighted by early games against North Carolina (Nov. 28), Purdue (Dec. 1) and South Carolina (Dec. 8). The Wolverines also have marquee weekend home games against Indiana (Jan. 6), Wisconsin (Feb. 9), Maryland (Feb. 16) and Michigan State (Feb. 24). In total, 6 of Michigan’s 10 home conference games will be played on Saturday or Sunday.

For the second year in a row, Michigan won’t play any home games on a Friday night but the Wolverines play two Friday conference road games at Indiana (Jan. 25) and Iowa (Feb. 1).

Michigan will end the 2018-19 regular season with back-to-back road games, finishing things off with a rivalry game in East Lansing (Mar. 9) for Senior Night.

Here’s Michigan’s 2018-19 schedule:

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Mon, Aug. 22Madrid GeneralsReplay | HighlightsW, 82-72
Thurs, Aug. 23KK Mega BemaxReplay | HighlightsL, 81-72
Sat, Aug. 25JoventutReplay | HighlightsL, 85-79
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Fri, Nov. 2Northwood (ex)Recap | 5KPW, 90-58
Tues, Nov. 6Norfolk State RecapW, 63-441-0
Sat, Nov. 10Holy Cross RecapW, 56-372-0
Wed, Nov. 14at Villanova RecapW, 73-463-0
Sat, Nov. 17vs. George Washington RecapW, 84-614-0
Sun, Nov. 18vs. ProvidenceRecapW, 66-475-0
Fri, Nov. 23UT Chattanooga RecapW, 83-556-0
Wed, Nov. 28North Carolina RecapW, 84-677-0
Sat., Dec. 1PurdueRecapW, 76,578-0 (1-0)
Tues, Dec. 4at NorthwesternRecapW, 62-609-0 (2-0)
Sat, Dec. 8South Carolina RecapW, 89-7810-0 (2-0)
Sat, Dec. 15Western Michigan RecapW, 70-6211-0 (2-0)
Sat, Dec. 22Air Force RecapW, 71-5012-0 (2-0)
Sun, Dec. 30Binghamton RecapW, 74-5213-0 (2-0)
Thurs, Jan. 3Penn StateRecapW, 68-5514-0 (3-0)
Sun, Jan. 6IndianaRecapW, 74-6315-0 (4-0)
Thurs, Jan. 10at IllinoisRecapW, 79-6916-0 (5-0)
Sun, Jan. 13NorthwesternRecapW, 80-6017-0 (6-0)
Sat, Jan. 19at WisconsinRecapL, 64-5417-1 (6-1)
Tues, Jan. 22MinnesotaRecapW, 59-5718-1 (7-1)
Fri, Jan. 25at IndianaRecapW 69-4619-1 (8-1)
Tues, Jan. 29Ohio StateRecapW, 65-4920-1 (9-1)
Fri, Feb. 1at IowaRecapL, 74-5920-2 (9-2)
Tues, Feb. 5at RutgersRecapW, 77-6521-2 (10-2)
Sat, Feb. 9WisconsinRecapW, 61-5222-2 (11-2)
Tues, Feb. 12at Penn StateRecapL, 75-6922-3 (11-3)
Sat, Feb. 16MarylandRecapW, 65-5223-3 (12-3)
Thurs, Feb. 21at MinnesotaRecapW, 69-6024-3 (13-3)
Sun, Feb. 24Michigan StateRecapL, 77-7024-4 (13-4)
Thurs, Feb. 28NebraskaRecapW, 82-5325-4 (14-4)
Sun, Mar. 3at MarylandRecapW, 69-6226-4 (15-4)
Sat, Mar. 9at Michigan StateRecapL, 75-6326-5 (15-5)
Fri, Mar. 15vs. IowaRecapW, 74-5327-5 (15-5)
Mar. 12-17vs. Minnesota3:30 p.m., CBSChicago, Ill. (United Center)Tickets

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  1. DeAngeloVickers

    That illinois game seems out of place

  2. umhoops

    Should be fixed.

  3. DeAngeloVickers

    and Im assuming the Indiana game should be January 6?

  4. umhoops

    Yep, also fixed. Sorry about that, excuse my rush trying to get it all entered into the site.

  5. buckets12

    I can see it now: Saturday March 9th, two top 10 teams. Conference title on the line in East Lansing. JB with a week to prepare. Inject it into my veins.

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