Michigan basketball will play at North Carolina on Dec. 1 as part of ACC/Big Ten Challenge

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North Carolina forward Garrison Brooks shoots over Michigan center Jon Teske during the first half in the Bahamas, Nov. 28, 2019.
North Carolina forward Garrison Brooks shoots over Michigan center Jon Teske during the first half in the Bahamas, Nov. 28, 2019.

Michigan basketball will play a familiar opponent in the 2021 ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

The program announced Monday afternoon that it will travel to Chapel Hill to take on North Carolina on Dec. 1 as part of the annual early-season, non-conference tournament between the ACC and Big Ten.

It will be the fourth time in the past five seasons that the two teams have played. Michigan lost at North Carolina in 2017, won in Ann Arbor the next season and then beat the Tar Heels at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas in 2019. The games in 2017 and 2018 were also part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Michigan is 4-4 all-time versus North Carolina, with six of the eight meetings taking place at neutral sites.

Last week, the Wolverines announced they will host Seton Hall on Nov. 16 as part of the Gavitt Games. Michigan is also scheduled to host Kentucky on Dec. 4, after last season's game in London was rescheduled due to the pandemic (the two teams will play in London in 2022 before a third contest in Lexington in 2023). The Wolverines are also slated to participate in an early-season tournament at MGM Resorts in Las Vegas, along with Arizona, UNLV and Wichita State.

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