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Michigan releases 2012-13 basketball sked

8/30/2012

Michigan coach John Beilein might not like what he sees in the beginning of February.

A potentially brutal four-game swing begins then, highlighting the Michigan men’s basketball schedule, which was released Thursday.

Michigan will travel to Indiana on Feb. 2, followed by playing host to Ohio State on Feb. 5, traveling to Wisconsin on Feb. 9 and then to rival Michigan State on Feb. 12.

The Wolverines also will close the Big Ten season against league favorite Indiana on March 10.

Two games of Michigan’s schedule remain unknown as the preseason NIT tip-off has not determined which teams will travel to Ann Arbor, Mich. for the first two rounds on Nov. 12-13.

The season opens against an opponent more known for its football ties to Michigan, Division II Slippery Rock, on Nov. 9.

FULL SCHEDULE

Nov. 1 Northern Michigan (exhibition)

Nov. 5 Saginaw Valley State (exhibition)

Nov. 9 Slippery Rock

NIT SEASON TIP-OFF

Nov. 12 vs. TBD

Nov. 13 vs. TBD

if don’t advance to New York

Nov. 19 vs. TBD

Nov. 20 vs. TBD

if advance to New York

Nov. 21 vs. TBD

Nov. 23 vs. TBD

Nov. 27 vs. N.C. State -- Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Dec. 1 at Bradley

Dec. 4 vs. Western Michigan

Dec. 8 vs. Arkansas

Dec. 11 vs. Binghamton

Dec. 15 vs. West Virginia at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Dec. 20 vs. Eastern Michigan

Dec. 29 vs. Central Michigan

Jan. 3 at Northwestern

Jan. 6 vs. Iowa

Jan. 9 vs. Nebraska

Jan. 13 at Ohio State

Jan. 17 at Minnesota

Jan. 24 vs. Purdue

Jan. 27 at Illinois

Jan. 30 vs. Northwestern

Feb. 2 at Indiana -- College GameDay

Feb. 5 vs. Ohio State

Feb. 9 at Wisconsin

Feb. 12 at Michigan State

Feb. 17 vs. Penn State

Feb. 24 vs. Illinois

Feb. 27 at Penn State

March 2/3 vs. Michigan State

March 6 at Purdue

March 10 vs. Indiana