2018-19 Michigan Men's Basketball non-conference schedule complete

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on August 20th, 2018 at 2:03 PM

The placement of the B1G games will be announced tomorrow on a special BTN Basketball & Beyond at 3pm so we'll probably have the full schedule tomorrow.

Here is the complete non-conference schedule, though.

11/6 vs Norfolk State

11/10 vs Holy Cross

11/14 at Villanova (Gavitt Tipoff Games)

11/17 George Washington (HOF Tipoff in Uncasville, CT)

11/18 Providence/South Carolina (HOF Tipoff in Uncasville, CT)

11/23 vs UT-Chattanooga

11/28 vs North Carolina (B1G/ACC Challenge)

12/9 vs South Carolina

12/15 vs Western Michigan

12/22 vs Air Force

12/29 vs Binghamton




August 20th, 2018 at 2:11 PM ^

2017-18 RPI  (LINK)

Norfolk State - 268

Holy Cross - 265

Villanova - 1

George Washington - 200

Providence (or S Carolina but we play them later) - 37

UT Chat - 304

N Carolina - 7

S Carolina - 88

W Michigan - 171

Air Force - 255

Binghamton - 320


Nervous Bird

August 20th, 2018 at 11:42 PM ^

'Nova and the Tar Heels are good early season gauges for how far this team can go. I'm not expecting much drop-off with this team. Last year's beginning was so rough because the team was unsettled at PG, and lacked an identity. Now, the PG and unquestioned leader is Zavier Simpson, and their identity is tough, hard-nosed defense, and efficient offense. The team will miss Wagner's offensive versatility, MAAR's do everything game, and Robinson's sharp shooting, but the roster has shooters and scorers who can replace the lost points. Additionally, the maturity of Poole and Livers, having been on a deep run in the tourney, will make for a smooth transition to the starting lineup. The expectations, from me, are for no less than a Sweet 16 run.