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Michigan to start home-and-home series against Texas in 2016-17

Texas will return home in the second game of the home-and-home series against Michigan during the 2017-18 season.

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Michigan will host Texas in Ann Arbor for the first game of a home-and-home series during the 2016-17 season, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. The series will return to Austin for the 2017-18 season.

Last season, the Maize and Blue battled with the Longhorns in the Battle 4 Atlantis, which took place in the Bahamas. The Wolverines secured a 78-72 victory behind 11 three-point jumpers in the first half and and 19 points from Caris LeVert. This time around, Michigan will not have LeVert because he was drafted in the 2016 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers with the 20th overall pick, then dealt to the Brooklyn Nets. Michigan will return Derrick Walton Jr., Zak Irvin and Duncan Robinson, who combined for 40 points in the game.

The 2016-17 non-conference schedule for Michigan includes games against Marquette, SMU/Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, UCLA, Cincinnati, and Texas. The games against Marquette and SMU/Pittsburgh will be played as part of the 2K Sports Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Virginia Tech and Texas will be at the Crisler Center, while the games against UCLA and Cincinnati will be at home. The Wolverines will also play Howard and IUPUI in the 2K Sports Classic as non-bracket games.

By adding Texas to the non-conference schedule, Michigan has balanced out their tough road games against UCLA and Cincinnati.