Report: Michigan to play in 2016 2K Sports Classic

Dylan Burkhardt

According to a report by CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein, Michigan will participate in the 2016 2K Sports Classic.

The four team event in New York City will feature Marquette, Pittsburgh and SMU in addition to the Wolverines. Michigan could potentially face SMU for the third straight season after hosting the Mustangs last year and playing in Dallas this season.

Rothstein reported that matchups are still to be determined. The 2K Sports Classic is hosted at Madison Square Garden and generally takes place the weekend before Thanksgiving.

The last time Michigan played in the 2K Sports Classic was in 2008 when the Wolverines knocked off top-ten ranked UCLA before falling to Duke in the finals of the tournament.

  • UMHoopsFan

    That was a fun game against UCLA. Manny and DeShawn and true freshman Stu Douglass with some big 3s. Anthony Wright to Sims for the backdoor jam to seal it! Maybe the first big win of the Beilein era. Nice to see the team in those tournaments year after year.

    • Yep… really the big win that jumpstarted Beilein at Michigan.

      2016 will be the sixth season in a row that Michigan has played at least one game in New York City.

  • A2JD

    I thought that was the preseason NIT in 2008.

    • Pretty sure that was the 2k and the Preseason NIT was the Final Four year. They are basically the same tournament a week apart as far as I’m concerned :-)

  • bobohle

    Yep. The Wolverines have a big following in the NY/Jersey area. The holiday tournaments love the schools that fill the seats.

  • beilein4life

    too bad all games can’t be played on college campuses until march madness rolls around…in no other sport does playing at home give you such an advantage…TV money dictates everything though