Updated to note that UA signee Allonzo Trier was named the West team's MVP after scoring 28 points in the West's 118-116 win over the East in the Jordan Brand Classic. Cheick Diallo was named the East's MVP.


Arizona has added home games with Boise State, Bradley and Fresno State to a 2015-15 nonconference schedule that won't take the Wildcats out of the West.

The Wildcats still have to find an opponent for their season opener at McKale Center, and an exhibition game opponent (they'll also likely play one of those closed scrimmages), according to UA basketball operations director Ryan Reynolds.

But here's how the nonconference schedule looks as of now (home games in CAPS):

TBA Exhibition game vs Division II team

TBA Regular season opener (at McKale)

Nov. 16 BRADLEY

Nov. 19 BOISE STATE (non-bracketed Wooden Legacy game)

Nov. 22 NORTHWESTERN (LA.) STATE

Nov. 26-29 at Wooden Legacy, Fullerton and Anaheim, Calif.

(Bracket not set but participating teams are Michigan State, UC Irvine, Boise State, Evansville, Providence, Santa Clara, UC Irvine)

Dec. 5 at Gonzaga

Dec. 9 FRESNO STATE

Dec. 13 MISSOURI

Dec. 16 NAU

Dec. 19 UNLV

Dec. 22 LONG BEACH STATE


The Pac-12 weekend pairings and dates have not yet been set but the conference season could start as early as Dec. 30, with opening games being played over New Year's weekend.

UA's "schedule skip" partners will change, as they do every two seasons: The Wildcats will not travel to Oregon or Oregon State, and they won't host Colorado or Utah.

That's probably good news overall for UA, considering how Oregon always seems to be competitive, how well OSU traditionally plays UA in Corvallis and how good Utah will be (especially if Jakob Poeltl sticks around).


Here's a little reading that Stanley Johnson might be doing as he considers what move to make next. Also may be worth noting that the NBA salary caps are rising, which means more potential money for guys once they get off the rookie salary scale.


SI's first 2015 mock draft has Johnson going No. 8 and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson at No. 24.