Michigan will face UNC in Jumpman Invitational

Michigan men and women‘s Basketball teams will face North Carolina at the Jumpman Invitational in December, the programs announced Thursday morning. This confirms an unofficial news report from late April.

The ladies will face the Tar Heels on December 20th at 7pm At the Spectrum Center in Charlotte. TThe men will play at the same time on December 21. The matches will be broadcast on ESPN.

“The event will take place in Charlotte at the Spectrum Center, and will feature both men’s and women’s teams from the original four schools to sign partnership agreements with Jordan Brand in both basketball and football: Florida, Michigan, North Carolina and Oklahoma,” the press release reads.

The Michigan men and UNC played last December in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The Tar Heels won convincingly, 72-51. This will be their fifth match in six seasons. For the women, it marks the second meeting ever between the two teams and the first since 1987.

On the men’s front, UNC characters will be competing to re-appear in the Final Four next year after reaching the National Championship in April this year. guards RJ Davis And the Caleb Love They both return for their little season, and the big guy Armando Bacot Still also in Chapel Hill. Given all that returning talent, the Tar Heels are widely considered one of the best teams in the country in pre-season polls.

Dickinson’s hunterAnd the Armando Bacot And Terrance Williams II all together They played AAU ball together prior to their college career.

“He’s someone I really enjoy on and off the field,” Dickinson said of Backcott last December. “He is a really funny guy. So being able to play against him would be really fun.”

UNC isn’t the only game without conferences for Joan Howard and Michigan next year. The Wolverines are also scheduled to face Kentucky on Sunday, December 4, 2022, at the O2 Arena in London, England, as part of the inaugural London Basketball Hall of Fame. The London Fair was originally scheduled for December 2020 but has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The December double title will feature Marist vs.

“After everything that’s happened over the past few years for us, and even the world, it’s going to be a tremendous opportunity for Michigan and Kentucky and basketball itself to have a chance to showcase this game,” said Joanne Howard of the London game. .

The Wolverines will be exiting the Sweet Sixteen season. They are coming back Dickinson’s hunter They welcomed the Top 10 New Student Recruitment category plus two additions through the transfer portal – Joey Baker (Duke) and Jaylene Llewellyn (Princeton). These additions represent a significant turnover, as the program should replace seven of last year’s top 10 scorers.

On the women’s side, UNC would make the Sweet Sixteen’s first debut since 2015. The Wolverines lost Nas Helmon to the WNBA but added Greta Kampschroeder through the transfer gate. Kampschroeder is the first McDonald’s All-American in the program.

Tickets for the men’s and women’s games will be available to the public in late September.

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