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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