Michigan and Texas are set to begin a home-and-home series starting in the upcoming 2016-17 season.
The Michigan Wolverines and Texas Longhorns have agreed to a home-and-home series that will begin in the upcoming 2016-17 season, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein.
This series will begin in Ann Arbor, Michigan next season and move to Austin, Texas in 2017-18.
This is a great addition to both the Wolverines’ and Longhorns’ non-conference schedule, as both programs have positive outlooks for the upcoming season and beyond.
Texas’ Big 12 projections are quite favorable thanks to some banner recruiting. Head coach Shaka Smart is bringing in the No. 5 recruiting class in the nation, which is headlined by 5-star prospects Jarrett Allen and Andrew Jones. Allen is the No. 3 center and No. 15 overall prospect in the 2016 class, while Jones is the No. 6 point guard and No. 19 overall recruit.
The Longhorns also welcome 4-star recruits James Banks and Jacob Young, the No. 49 and No. 87 overall prospects, respectively.
Michigan, meanwhile, adds an elite point guard into the mix with the addition Xavier Sampson, the No. 57 overall recruit in the 2016 class. Sampson is joined by 3-star recruits Ibi Watson, Austin Davis and Jon Teske.
The latest battle between these two elite programs came in last year’s Battle 4 Atlantis, where Michigan eliminated Texas by a final score of 78-72. Before that, the two programs faced off in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, where the Wolverines routed the Longhorns on their way to a 79-65 victory.