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Arizona jumped up one spot to No. 2 in the Associated Press Top 25 media poll Monday, following Michigan State's loss to Duke in the Champions Classic.

The Wildcats, who are traveling to Nassau on Monday, could get a chance to face No. 5 Villanova in the final of the Battle 4 Atlantis on Friday if both teams win their first two games.

Arizona will open with N.C. State on Wednesday at 5 p.m. (The full bracket is here and attached to this post).

Other ranked teams the Wildcats will face this season: USC is No. 10, Texas A&M 16 and UCLA 23.


A reminder that Wednesday's UA-N.C. State game will only be shown on ESPN3, meaning via the ESPN website or app.

(Some smart TVs and devices may be able to access the app, while you can also connect a computer streaming the game to a TV via an HDMI cable.)


Whether the Wildcats will be streamed the rest of the tournament depends entirely on if they win or lose Wednesday: A win puts them on ESPN2 the rest of the way, while a loss puts them on ESPN3.

If the Wildcats win Wednesday, their game Thursday at 1 p.m. against Northern Iowa or SMU would be on ESPN2. If they then win that game, they'd play in the championship game at 10 a.m. on ESPN2 on Friday.

If Arizona wins Wednesday but loses Thursday, they would play at 12:30 p.m. on ESPN2 on Friday.

If Arizona loses Wednesday, it would play at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday via ESPN3 (streaming). If the Wildcats win that game, they'd play at 5 p.m. on Friday via ESPN3. If they somehow lose both Wednesday and Thursday, the Wildcats would play at 7:30 p.m. on Friday via ESPN3.


Bol Bol, considered an Arizona lean before the federal investigation became public, has chosen Oregon.