Michigan faces Marquette in 2K Classic opener

Tony Paul
The Detroit News
Michigan guard Derrick Walton Jr.

Michigan basketball has drawn Marquette for its opener in the championship round of the 2K Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Michigan and Marquette will play at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, on either ESPN2 or ESPNU.

The winner will advance to play Pittsburgh or SMU in the finals at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18 on ESPN2.

The consolation game will be at 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 18.

This will be the 20th meeting between Michigan and Marquette, with the Wolverines holding a 13-6 edge, despite losing the last meeting, 79-65, in 2009. The teams also met in the 1974 NCAA Tournament regional final, with Marquette winning, 72-70.

Before the New York schedule of the 2K Classic, Michigan will host regional-round games at Crisler Center against Howard in the season opener Friday, Nov. 11, and IUPUI on Sunday, Nov. 13. Tip times and TV are TBA for those.

The 2K Classic benefits the Wounded Warrior Project.

The only other announced dates for Michigan's 2016-17 season are Nov. 30 at home against Virginia Tech in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, Dec. 10 at UCLA as part of a home-and-home and Dec. 17 at Cincinnati as part of a home-and-home.


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