Michigan vs North Carolina in 2018 B1G/ACC Challenge

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on May 31st, 2018 at 6:37 PM



Michigan will host North Carolina in the 2018 ACC/Big Ten Challenge, per a source.

— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 31, 2018

Known 2018-19 games

  • 11/6 vs Norfolk State
  • 11/10 vs Holy Cross
  • 11/14 at Villanova (Gavitt Tipoff Games)
  • 11/17 George Washington (HOF Tipoff at Mohegan Sun)
  • 11/18 Providence/South Carolina (HOF Tipoff at Mohegan Sun)
  • TBA vs North Carolina (B1G/ACC Challenge)
  • 12/9 vs South Carolina
  • Cincinnati (Date and location TBA)
  • at Illinois*
  • vs Indiana*
  • at Indiana*
  • at Iowa*
  • vs Maryland*
  • at Maryland*
  • vs Michigan State*
  • at Michigan State*
  • vs Minnesota*
  • at Minnesota*
  • vs Nebraska*
  • vs Northwestern*
  • at Northwestern*
  • vs Ohio State*
  • vs Penn State*
  • at Penn State*
  • vs Purdue*
  • at Rutgers*
  • vs Wisconsin*
  • at Wisconsin*
  • 3/13-3/17 B1G Tournament (Chicago, IL)


Leaders And Best

May 31st, 2018 at 7:11 PM ^

Happened one other time that I can recall. Played Duke twice in 2008-09 with the 2K Sports Classic. Lost the first game at MSG and then beat them at Crisler 2 weeks later.

Usually has to involve an early season tournament where the school doesn't control the schedule or other invited schools.


May 31st, 2018 at 7:17 PM ^

opponents.  The problems are always the 5 cupcakes that we schedule against 300+ body bags instead of teams in the 150-250 range that at least have a pulse but still have about a 2% chance of beating M. No reason to be scared of that.

That said, the effect on RPI is overblown around here.  Didn't hurt M last year (maybe could have been a 2 instead of 3 seed but doesn't really matter), and generally doesn't hurt seeding (with 16-17 the notable exception).

As fan though, I'd much rather watch us play some MAC or Horizon teams rather than SWAC and MEAC yawners.  The former are actually games that help the team and are a little more interesting.


May 31st, 2018 at 8:09 PM ^

Villanova and UNC early in the season?!?! Love that! Reminds me of when the Fab Five played three top 5 teams in December, and won two of those games!


May 31st, 2018 at 11:05 PM ^

It was Nebraska (who was #20 at the time), UNC and Kansas in Maui. Best UNC on a late put back by Jalen just before the horn. That team lost two 1-point games to Indiana. I still don’t know how.


June 1st, 2018 at 12:02 AM ^

Calbert Cheaney was lights out. Pissed me off that we didn’t have a shooter to his caliber. I would have taken even a Voshon Lenard, who was not as good a shooter as Cheaney IMO. Not sure how we missed him being from Detriot. Anyway, I think it would have brought that missing link to get us over the top in ‘93. Rob (Lowe) Pelinka doesn’t count.


June 1st, 2018 at 9:30 AM ^

That is what beat us against Indiana.  Fundamentals and discipline.  They sound like coach speak, I know, but in this case that is exactly what happened.  We did not protect the glass against Indiana, our interior players (Webber and Howard) floated around the perimeter too much and we didn't establish any real cohesive sets, got hurt overplaying with back door cuts.  Bobby Knight took Fisher to the woodshed.  That is how we lost those games.

rob f

June 1st, 2018 at 8:14 PM ^

I'm serious.

Why should we be playing the Tar Heels while wearing the emblem of the most celebrated Tar Heel athlete ever?

Hypothetically speaking, if Charles Woodson was signed by one of the apparel companies to be the face of a line of college uniforms and a silhouette of his leaping interception was chosen to adorn each and every jersey, do you think any of our opponents would be willing to wear said uniforms when playing Michigan? I don't think so!

No brand should hold sway over the MICHIGAN brand. EVER. Yeah, I know there's a contract with Jordan and Nike and it's probably wishful thinking on my part that the Michigan AD would have written in an individual game "out clause" in the event of Michigan facing N Carolina in basketball, but why can't Warde contact Nike and negotiate a one-time waiver, maybe even opting for some Nike-designed commemorative throwbacks to wear that night?


L'Carpetron Do…

June 1st, 2018 at 9:29 AM ^

I hear ya - I'm over these unis anyway - I think they're ugly as hell with the small glosssy numbers high on the back and they fit tight on the chest and shoulders. Print on the front needs to be bigger too: let 'em know you're MICHIGAN!