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Michigan Men’s Basketball’s season-opening opponent is now official

The Wolverines open year three of the Juwan Howard era on Nov. 10

UCLA v Michigan Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

The Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball team will open the 2021-22 season at Crisler Center on Nov. 10 in a tilt against the Buffalo Bulls, according to an announcement on Tuesday afternoon. UB made it official via a release from their athletic department and social media drop.

This will be the third time that these two programs met on the court with the last coming during the 1934-35 season. Prior to that, Michigan and Buffalo had not played each other since 1916-17 when the Wolverines were still an intramural program.

Buffalo went 16-9 last season and lost in the MAC Tournament Championship, which was their fifth appearance in the last six years. They went to the NIT and lost to Colorado State.

Michigan’s non-conference schedule currently looks like this:

Nov. 10 — Buffalo

Nov. 13 — Prairie View A&M (Washington, D.C.)

Nov. 16 — Seton Hall (Gavitt Games)

Nov. 19-21 — MGM Resorts Main Event in Las Vegas (Nov. 19 vs. UNLV, Nov. 21 vs. Arizona or Wichita State)

Nov. 24 — Tarleton State

Dec. 1 — at North Carolina (ACC-Big Ten Challenge)

Dec. 4 — Kentucky

Dec. 18 — Southern Utah

Pending dates: at UCF, at Oregon