Pack your bags, MI fans - you're headed to London to face a basketball blue blood.
Kentucky and MI have agreed to a unique three-game scheduling series beginning with a 2020 game in London followed by a home game for each school.
We've seen quite a few college basketball games played overseas in recent years, with the advent of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, and other games on military bases or places like China, where leagues have tried to grow their brands.
U-M and Kentucky have met on seven occasions with United Kingdom holding the 5-2 all-time series advantage. The teams will play a home-and-home series in the two seasons after that. It is the first of a three-game set between the two programs, with the London game being followed by a home-and-home.
The London matchup will be played at the O2 arena.
"And then to be able to do something different - to be first, which our fans know we love to do - and play this first game is London will be an unforgettable experience for our players and for our fans".
"The London event, which was organized to raise funds for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, also includes a game between the University of Maryland-Baltimore County and Marist".
The Cats have played internationally on a number of occasions for foreign exhibition tours, but the game in London will mark only the fourth regular-season trip outside the U.S. After winning the 1948 NCAA championship, five Wildcats went on to help the US win the gold medal in England.
The Wolverines are led this season by first-year head coach Juwan Howard, who has guided MI to a 7-1 start and a No. 4 ranking in the most recent Associated Press poll. The Wildcats beat MI in a 2014 Elite Eight game in their most recent contest. Aaron Harrison's game-winning three-point basket propelled Kentucky to the Final Four with a 75-72 win.
The Wildcats and Hoosiers have not played in the regular season since 2011, when in shocked Kentucky on a dramatic buzzer beater. The Wolverines and Wildcats will meet up for the first time since the 2013-14 campaign when Kentucky came away with a victory over U-M in the NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional final.