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:
Michigan will travel to Chapel Hill, N.C. to face @UNC_Basketball in the 2017 #B1GACC Challenge! Game time/date TBA. #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/uENfbniB55— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) June 8, 2017
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.