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Maui Invitational bracket is released, Michigan will open with LSU

More scheduling news for Michigan basketball, as the Wolverines will matchup with LSU in the first round of the Maui Invitational

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Michigan will open up the Maui Invitational with a contest against LSU.

The Tigers finished with a record of 10-21 last season and had a hefty losing streak of 14 games from February to January. LSU was just 2-16 in SEC play.

After firing the former LSU head coach Johnny Jones, the program decided to hire Will Wade from VCU to take over the vacant position.

Michigan is 2-0 against LSU in the all-time series. Their most recent contest was in 1996, with the Wolverines getting the 70-59 victory over the Tigers.

Michigan’s first round game will be televised by ESPNU at 11:30 p.m. (eastern). In the second round, Michigan will face either Notre Dame or Chaminade.

The other side of the bracket will feature the top rated team in the tournament by most preseason ranks in Wichita State. They will be joined by VCU, California, and Marquette.

All of the games can be viewed on ESPN network channels.

The Wolverines also will face North Carolina, Texas and UCLA in their non-conference portion of the schedule.

Here's a look at the full Maui Invitational bracket on UMHoops.com.