Michigan Basketball’s Big Ten conference play opponents were released and made official on Wednesday afternoon and it is not a bad draw by any stretch for the Wolverines.
The way it all works out is that every team in the conference will play seven teams twice and six teams once with three of those games being on the road and three at home. For Michigan, they avoid trips to Indiana, Penn State and Wisconsin and host them at Crisler Center, while they will make single trips to to Maryland, Indiana and Northwestern.
Everyone else will be a home-and-home series, including rivals Michigan State and Ohio State.
Here is how it breaks down for the Wolverines:
Home: Indiana, Penn State, Wisconsin
Away: Maryland, Minnesota, Northwestern
Home/Away: Illinois, Iowa, Michigan State, Nebraska, Ohio State, Purdue, Rutgers
Seeing as Penn State and Wisconsin have been houses of horrors over the years for the Wolverines, avoiding them next season seems great. It is always tough playing at The Barn and at Maryland, but they’ll take this, especially in what looks like could be a potential re-loading and rebuilding year for the program.
The most important part is two cracks at Michigan State, as the Wolverines are going to want revenge after getting swept in three games this past season. They will look to end that and perhaps go back on a streak of their own.
The schedules will not be out for a bit, but with this in mind, how do you feel about their slate of games next year?