Michigan reveals its tough non-conference schedule for next hoops season

They're certainly not taking it easy on Juwan Howard in his first season.

Michigan unveiled its non-conference schedule for next college basketball season on Wednesday, and it's definitely no cake-walk for the Wolverines.

After opening the season November 5th against Appalachian State, things really get going when Creighton comes to Crisler Center as this year's Big East opponent in the Gavitt Games. The Blue Jays have won 20 games or more in four of the five seasons so far since moving to the Big East, including two trips to the NCAA Tournament.

Michigan will also travel to the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas over Thanksgiving week for three games. Wolverines will face a loaded field there including the likes of North Carolina, Gonzaga, Oregon, Iowa State, Seton Hall, and Alabama. Wins will not be easy to come by in that event.

Speaking of Oregon, the Ducks are also scheduled to visit Ann Arbor on December 14th. Michigan will play at Louisville in this year's Big Ten-ACC Challenge. The Cardinals are expected to be a preseason top 10 team.

If Michigan gets out of this non-conference schedule with about an 8-3 record, call it good.