TUCSON, Arizona – The 2022-23 Arizona men’s basketball schedule was announced Wednesday, with opponents and dates included along with the dates for all Pac-12 Conference regular season games.
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The first viewing of the Red-Blue Game will “unofficially” kick off the 2022-23 season on Friday, Sept. 30 at the McKale Center. This will be the first opportunity for fans to see this year’s Wildcats in action with activities including a shooting contest and dunk contest prior to the team battle. Tickets start at $7 and can be purchased online at ArizonaWildcats.com.
Arizona will host Western Oregon on Nov. 1 in the lone exhibition game before opening the regular season against Nicholls State on Nov. 7.
The second game of the regular season will see Southern University visit the McKale Center on Nov. 11 as part of the Pac-12, SWAC scheduling partnership. The agreement calls for Arizona to play in the Southern next season.
On Nov. 17, Arizona will host Utah Tech – formerly known as Dixie State – before heading to the Maui Jim Maui Invitational for games on the island Nov. 21-23. In Maui, Arizona will open against Cincinnati and then play either Ohio State or San Diego State in the second game. Other teams in the field include Arkansas, Creighton, Louisville and Texas Tech.
After returning to the mainland, the Wildcats embark on the Pac-12 weekend by traveling to Utah on Dec. 1 and then hosting California in McCale on Dec. 4.
Las Vegas will be the site of one of the most anticipated non-conference matchups in the country on Dec. 10 when Arizona takes on Indiana in the Las Vegas Clash at the MGM Grand Garden Arena (5:30 p.m. MST; FOX). Both teams are expected to start the season ranked in the Top 25 nationally.
The Wildcats will close out non-conference play with four straight home games before the holiday break, facing Texas A&M Corpus Christi (Dec. 13), Tennessee (Dec. 17), Montana State (Dec. 20) and Morgan State (Dec. 22). The game with Tennessee is the second game of a home series with the Volunteers after the Wildcats traveled to Knoxville last season.
When Pac-12 play resumes, the Wildcats will make the trek up I-10 to face Arizona State on Saturday, December 31st. It will mark the third time in the last five seasons that the Wildcats and Sun Devils have played on the opening weekend of Pac-12 play.
After hosting Washington (Jan. 5) and Washington State (Jan. 7), Arizona will travel to Oregon State (Jan. 12) and Oregon (Jan. 14) before closing out the month with home games against USC (Jan. 19) and UCLA (Jan. 21 Jan.) and their second meetings with Washington State (Jan. 26) and Washington (Jan. 28) on the road.
The month of February will see Oregon (Feb. 2) and Oregon State (Feb. 4) visit the McKale Center in openers before UA travels to California (Feb. 9) and Stanford (Feb. 11). The Mountain Schools come to the desert for the third weekend of the month as Arizona hosts Utah and Colorado on February 16 and February 18, respectively.
The final home game of the regular season – and also Senior Day – will also be a rivalry game as Arizona State comes to Tucson on February 25th. And the regular season will end with two road games when Arizona travels to the City of Angels to face USC (March 2) and UCLA (March 4).
Arizona will attempt to defend its Pac-12 Tournament title March 8-11 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.