As expected, the Pac-12 confirmed Thursday that men's basketball teams will stick with their original plan of expanding to 20 conference games this season while the women will schedule 22.
Pac-12 men's teams will likely play two extra conference games before Christmas, with Arizona to face Colorado and Stanford, and an 18-game schedule after the holiday break. That leaves seven games for nonconference play under the NCAA's 27-game limit for this season, and Arizona is likely to play NAU, Grambling, Sam Houston State, Bakersfield, Cal Baptist, Montana, and Northern Colorado.
However, the Pac-12 said it is still working on exact schedule models. The conference is expected to consider allowing for make-up games by playing rivalry games on the same dates, among other possibilities.
Meanwhile, Arizona notified its basketball season-ticket holders Thursday that they have until Oct. 29 to opt-out for 2020-21.
Those who opt out can donate their 2020-21 payments, apply their full payment toward 2021-22 tickets or leave UA with at least a 25% percent deposit for 2021-22 and receive a refund for the rest. They can also receive a full refund, but their seats would not be saved for 2021-22.
The Pac-12 has said no fans will be allowed on campus sites until at least January, and if they are allowed, fans will not likely receive their normal seats for 2020-21.
UA associate AD Chris Celona said the school is preparing for multiple scenarios, all with socially distant seating and COVID-19 protocols, if fans are allowed at some point.
Year: Senior (Transfer)
Hometown: Tampa, FL. (Hillsborough HS)
Last season's stats (with Virgina Tech): 9.5 pts, 6.4 reb, 44% FG, 37% 3PT
Hometown: Istanbul, Turkey
Last season's stats (with Istanbul Universitesi SK) : 12.8 pts, 5.2 ast, 5.1 reb, 48% FG
Hometown: Sevilla, Spain
Last season's stats (with Segle XXI): 8.9 pts, 4.2 reb, 1.2 ast
Hometown: Spokane, WA. (Gonzaga Prep)
Last season's stats: 12 pts per game
Hometown: Istanbul, Turkey
Last season's stats: 1.6 pts, 1.4 reb, 0.4 ast, 48% FG
Hometown: Queensland, Australia (Hillcrest Christian College)
Last season's stats: 2.4 pts, 1.4 reb, 0.4 ast, 42.4% FG
Hometown: Fresno, CA. (Brookside Christian HS)
Last season's stats: 20.6 pts, 5.6 reb, 3.6 ast, 45.8% FG, 27.8% 3PT
Hometown: Cesis, Latvia
Last season's stats: 1.6 pts, 0.6 reb, 0.7 ast, 38.5% FG, 45% 3PT
Year: Redshirt Junior (Transfer)
Hometown: Pickering, Ontario, Canada (Dunbarton HS)
2018-19 stats (Oklahoma): 13.0 pts, 3.6 reb, 2.8 ast, 41.1% FG
Hometown: Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Last season's stats: 6.7 pts, 2.7 reb, 1.9 ast, 39.1% FG, 38.3% 3PT
Hometown: Cypress, TX. (Cypress Woods HS)
Last season's stats: 13.6 pts, 7.5 reb, 0.5 ast, 49.1% FG, 35.3% 3PT
Hometown: Long Beach, CA (St. Anthony High School)
Last season's stats: 3.3 pts, 3.9 reb, 0.3 ast, 49.4% FG
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV (Centennial High School)
Last season's stats: 9.5 pts, 3.4 reb, 2.2 ast, 43.2% FG, 37.8% 3PT
Hometown: Bismarck, N.D. (Century HS)
Last season's stats: 17.3 pts, 11.1 reb, 4.6 blk and 2.1 ast
Year: Junior (Transfer)
Hometown: Portland, OR. (St. Mary's Academy)
2018-19 stats (with Indiana): 9.7 pts, 4.1 reb, 2.4 assists, 1.5 steals, 39.5% FG, 20.4% 3PT
Head coach Adia Barnes
Fifth year as Arizona's head coach. Led the Wildcats to a 24-7 record in 2019-20 which is tied for second-most wins in program history.
Assistant coach Salvo Coppa
Fifth season as an assistant coach at Arizona. Primary duties include recruiting and player development.
Assistant coach Tamisha Augustin
Second season as an assistant with the Wildcats. Augustin is UA's recruiting coordinator and was key in bringing transfers Bendu Yeaney and Trinity Baptiste to the program.
Assistant coach Jackie Nared-Hairston
Entering her second season as one of UA's assistant coaches. Works in player development and also helped bring five-star forward Lauren Ware to the program.
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