Well it is the same # of games in terms of how many you want to play against HMs.
Michigan will be in Maui Thanksgiving week, then come home and play the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on the 28/29th or thereabouts. Then you have to fit in the Texas and the UCLA games while playing 2 Big Ten around the Dec 2nd weekend, Detroit the 16th, probably a guarantee game on the 23rd. You are hoping to get UCLA at home on December 8th maybe.
FanRag Sports exclusively reported last December that this conference would play two league games in early December of 2017 around the Big Ten title game in football, and that element creates an entirely new dynamic for basketball teams in this conference.
Several Big Ten programs play aggressive non-league schedules and the addition of two league games prior to Christmas means that the level of competition during the first month of the season will reach an unprecedented level for some.