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Big Ten/ACC challenge game for Michigan is set to play UNC

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For the first time since 1993, the Wolverines will have a rematch with the Tarheels in the Big Ten/ACC challenge.

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It's been a long time since the 1993 game at the Superdome in New Orleans, when Michigan fell to North Carolina 77-71 in the national championship game.

It will always be remembered as the game with the “late timeout”, when Chris Webber called a timeout that Michigan didn't have, eventually being the difference in that contest.

Now, the Wolverines will get a chance at redemption.

Michigan will head to Chapel Hill, N.C. to take on the Tar Heels as a part of the Big Ten/ACC challenge, according to a report from ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. This is the first time these two historic schools have met in the annual contest.

Michigan basketball also sent out a tweet to make the news official:

The game will be played on either Nov. 27, 28, or 29 and will be right after the Maui Invitational that runs Nov. 20-22.

The defending national champion Tar Heels are losing a few top scorers from last seasons squad, but will bring back Joel Berry, Kenny Williams, Theo Pinson, Luke Maye and others to Roy Williams team. North Carolina finished 33-7 last season, and are expected to be in the national preseason top-10 rankings this upcoming year.

The Wolverines are 7-9 all-time in the Big Ten/ACC challenge, including a home loss last season to Virginia Tech.

Michigan is expected to be a top-25 ranked team nationally, which should bring a lot of national attention around this game.