College basketball just got another nice home-and-home series -- and the sport can use as many as it can get. UCLA and Michigan have announced a two-year agreement, effective next season. UCLA gets first crack, hosting on Dec. 10.
Michigan will bring in the Bruins for the 2017-18 season, with the date to-be-determined. Next season's meeting will be the first between the teams since 2011, but the first true road environment for either team in the series since 2007.
UCLA failed to reach the NCAA Tournament last season after reaching the Sweet 16 in Alford's first two years in Westwood.
And Michigan will be an interesting watch, given they'll be in a transition year after making the most of their talent (and reaching the NCAA Tournament) last season.