Wildcats to host Aggies again next season

2013-05-13T18:14:00Z 2013-05-13T18:44:47Z Wildcats to host Aggies again next seasonBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
May 13, 2013 6:14 pm  • 

After the Arizona Wildcats hosted New Mexico State in 2010-11, they made the unusual step of playing at the mid-major school the following season in Las Cruces.

While Arizona won both games, they won't have to go back to Las Cruces this time. They have contracted to host the Aggies in a one-time guarantee game on Dec. 11 at McKale Center, according to basketball operations director Ryan Reynolds.

That leaves just one game open before UA's schedule is completed, most likely another guarantee game at home on Dec. 19.

The Wildcats have also contracted an Oct. 28 exhibition game against Division II Augustana (S.D.), whom they faced in a competitive game before the 2010-11 season.

Reynolds said it is not certain yet whether Arizona will hold a second exhibition game against a Division II team or play a private scrimmage against a Division I team.

Here's the latest look at UA's nonconference schedule: (Pac-12 play is scheduled to begin on Jan. 1 or 2):

Oct. 28 Augustana (S.D.) (exhibition)

Nov. 8 CAL POLY

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 NEW MEXICO STATE

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. 

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