UM, MSU tip times, TV info for 2018-19 released

James Hawkins
The Detroit News
All 32 of Michigan men's basketball games will be on national TV, including 12 on BTN.

At long last, the wait is over.

Roughly two weeks after unveiling its entire schedule, Michigan and Michigan State announced the game times and TV designations for the 2018-19 season on Thursday.

All 32 of Michigan’s games — 31 regular-season contests and one exhibition — will have national coverage. The Wolverines will have 12 games televised on BTN’s networks, 10 on ESPN’s networks, four on FS1, three on CBS and two on Fox. Broadcast information for Michigan’s national title game rematch against Villanova is expected to be released next week.

The Wolverines will likely garner plenty of attention and viewers throughout the season, but especially in late February and March when their final six regular-season games are broadcast on either Fox, CBS or ESPN.

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Michigan will also have its fair share of late weeknight tip-offs. Three games will start at 9 p.m. (vs. North Carolina, at Northwestern, vs. Ohio State), two at 8:30 p.m. (vs. Norfolk State, at Penn State) and two at 8 p.m. (at Illinois, at Rutgers).

However, that late-night number could increase as Michigan awaits start times for four games. In nonconference play, the Nov. 14 Gavitt Games matchup at Villanova is TBA, while the Nov. 18 game against South Carolina or Providence will be at either 1:30 or 4 p.m. depending on if Michigan wins or loses the day before. Then in Big Ten play, the Jan. 6 home game against Indiana will tip at either 1:30 or 4:30 p.m. and the March 9 regular-season finale at Michigan State will be at 4, 6 or 8 p.m.

Michigan will begin the season with an exhibition against Northwood on Nov. 2 before hosting Norfolk State in the regular-season opener on Nov. 6.

In total, the Wolverines will have 19 home games, 11 road games and two neutral site games in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament at the Mohegan Sun.

Michigan’s 2018-19 schedule

Fri. Nov. 2, 7 p.m. vs. Northwood (exhibition), BTN-plus

Tues. Nov. 6, 8:30 p.m. vs. Norfolk State, BTN

Sat. Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m. vs. Holy Cross, BTN-plus

Wed. Nov. 14, TBA at Villanova (Gavitt Games), TBA

Sat. Nov. 17, noon vs. George Washington (Mohegan Sun), ESPN3

Sun. Nov. 18, 1:30/4 p.m. vs. Providence/South Carolina (Mohegan Sun), ESPN/ESPN2

Fri. Nov. 23, 4 p.m. vs. Chattanooga, BTN

Wed. Nov. 28, 9 p.m. vs. North Carolina (Big Ten/ACC Challenge), ESPN

Sat. Dec. 1, 3:30 p.m. vs. Purdue, ESPN

Tues. Dec. 4, 9 p.m. at Northwestern, BTN

Sat. Dec. 8, noon vs. South Carolina, FS1

Sat. Dec. 15, 2 p.m. vs. Western Michigan, BTN

Sat. Dec. 22, 4 p.m. vs. Air Force, BTN

Sun. Dec. 30, noon vs. Binghamton, BTN

Thurs. Jan. 3, 7 p.m. vs. Penn State, ESPN/ESPN2

Sun. Jan. 6, 1:30/4:30 p.m. vs. Indiana, CBS

Thurs. Jan. 10, 8 p.m. at Illinois, FS1

Sun. Jan. 13, 7:30 p.m. vs. Northwestern, BTN

Sat. Jan. 19, noon at Wisconsin, ESPN/ESPN2

Tues. Jan. 22, 7 p.m. vs. Minnesota, BTN

Fri. Jan. 25, 6:30 p.m. at Indiana, FS1

Tues. Jan. 29, 9 p.m. vs. Ohio State, ESPN/ESPN2

Fri. Feb. 1, 7 p.m. at Iowa, FS1

Tues. Feb. 5, 8 p.m. at Rutgers, BTN

Sat. Feb. 9, noon vs. Wisconsin, Fox

Tues. Feb. 12, 8:30 p.m. at Penn State, BTN

Sat. Feb. 16, noon vs. Maryland, Fox

Thurs. Feb. 21, 7 p.m. at Minnesota, ESPN/ESPN2

Sun. Feb. 24, 3:45 p.m. vs. Michigan State, CBS

Thurs. Feb. 28, 7 p.m. vs. Nebraska, ESPN/ESPN2

Sun. March 3, 3:45 p.m. at Maryland, CBS

Sat. March 9, 4/6/8 p.m. at Michigan State, ESPN/ESPN2

March 13-17, Big Ten Tournament, Chicago

Michigan State's 2018-19 schedule

Tues. Oct. 30, 7 p.m. vs. Northern Michigan (exhibition), BTN-Plus

Tues. Nov. 6, 7 p.m. vs. Kansas (Champions Classic), ESPN

Sun. Nov. 11, 6 p.m. vs. Florida Gulf Coast, BTN

Wed. Nov. 14, 7 p.m. vs. Louisiana-Monroe, BTN-Plus

Sun. Nov. 18, 6 p.m. vs. Tennessee Tech, BTN

Thurs. Nov. 22, TBA vs. UCLA (Las Vegas Invitational), TBA

Fri. Nov. 23, TBA vs. North Carolina/Texas (Las Vegas Invitational), TBA

Tues. Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m. at Louisville (Big Ten/ACC Challenge), ESPN

Fri. Nov. 30, 6 p.m. at Rutgers, BTN

Mon. Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m. vs. Iowa, FS1

Sat. Dec. 8, TBA at Florida, TBA

Sun. Dec. 16, 5 p.m. vs. Green Bay, BTN

Fri. Dec. 21, 7 p.m. vs. Oakland, BTN

Sat. Dec. 29, TBA vs. Northern Illinois, BTN/BTN-Plus

Wed. Jan. 2, 8:30 p.m. vs. Northwestern, BTN

Sat. Jan. 5, noon at Ohio State, Fox

Tues. Jan. 8, 9 p.m. vs. Purdue, ESPN/ESPN2

Sun. Jan. 13, 1:30/4:30 p.m, at Penn State, CBS

Thurs. Jan. 17, 7/8 p.m. at Nebraska, FS1

Mon. Jan. 21, 6:30 p.m. vs. Maryland, FS1

Thurs. Jan. 24, 7/8 p.m. at Iowa, FS1

Sun. Jan. 27, 1 p.m. at Purdue, CBS

Sat. Feb. 2, 2/4/6 p.m. vs. Indiana, ESPN/ESPN2

Tues. Feb. 5, 7 p.m. at Illinois, ESPN/ESPN2

Sat. Feb. 9, 2 p.m. vs. Minnesota, ESPN/ESPN2

Tues. Feb. 12, 7 p.m. at Wisconsin, ESPN/ESPN2

Sun. Feb. 17, 1 p.m. vs. Ohio State, CBS

Wed. Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m. vs. Rutgers, BTN

Sun. Feb. 24, 3:45 p.m. at Michigan, CBS

Sun. March 2, noon at Indiana, Fox

Tues. March 5, 7 p.m. vs. Nebraska, ESPN/ESPN2

Sat. March 9, 4/6/8 p.m. vs. Michigan, ESPN/ESPN2

March 13-17, Big Ten Tournament, Chicago