A look at future Wildcat basketball schedules

2013-05-01T16:46:00Z 2013-05-02T18:34:45Z A look at future Wildcat basketball schedulesBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
May 01, 2013 4:46 pm  • 

The Arizona Wildcats have just three more games left to fill for the 2013-14 schedule, according to operations director Ryan Reynolds.

All three of those games are of the one-time "guarantee" variety, where typically a mid-major type opponent is invited into McKale Center for one game without a return.

The NIT field has not been announced but UA is expected to play in it. Here's how the schedule looks so far:

Nov. 8 Home opener TBA

Nov. 11 LONG BEACH STATE

Nov. 14 at San Diego State

Nov. 18-20 NIT Tip-Off (first two games)

Nov. 27 NIT semifinals* at New York

Nov. 29 NIT final or consolation* at New York

Dec. 3 TEXAS TECH

Dec. 7 UNLV

Dec. 11 Home game TBA

Dec. 14 at Michigan

Dec. 19 Home game TBA

Dec. 23 NAU

Home games in CAPS

* UA will only play in New York if it wins its first two NIT games. If the Wildcats don't they will play in consolation games on Nov. 25 and 26. (As you may recall, the Wildcats lost to UAB in their second NIT game in 2008-09 and were banished to Athens, Ga., for a pair of consolation games.)

-- The Pac-12 schedule has not been released but it will begin either Jan. 1 or 2. UA will miss the Washington trip and will not host USC or UCLA next season because of the Pac-12's unbalanced schedule.

-- In 2014-15, UA's schedule will feature road games at UNLV and UTEP, and home games against Michigan and Gonzaga. The Wildcats will also play in the 2014 Maui Invitational.

-- In 2015-16, Arizona will host Missouri and UNLV, and play at Gonzaga and, likely, at another team to be determined.

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All three of UA's 2013 recruits made ESPN's final Top 100: Aaron Gordon was 4, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson 21 and Elliott Pitts 93.

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247 ranks UA's class No. 4 overall.

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ESPN's Joel Francisco says Gordon could be the Pac-12's player of the year. (Insider subscription required for the link).

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Gordon is an honorable mention pick on an NBC preseason all-America list.

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The NBA has released the official early-entry draft list.

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Andre Roberson's dad says his son left Colorado because he could better develop his game in the NBA.

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