We interrupt football season to let you know that the Arizona Wildcats' basketball schedule has been finalized for this upcoming season -- aside from a few game times here and there.
Anyway, here it is:
#APlayersProgram Schedule pic.twitter.com/MhGo2gWPos— Arizona Basketball (@APlayersProgram) September 10, 2015
I think the most astonishing thing is that 18 of Arizona's games are on either Fox, Fox Sports 1, one of the ESPN networks, or CBS. Also, if you consider the Pac-12 Network as "national television", then every single game will be nationally televised this year. That's obviously some great exposure for the program.
The game against Cal on March 3rd sticks out as one that could be super important. Cal and Arizona are expected to be the top two teams in the conference, and that may be a game that decides the winner of the Pac-12. Thankfully for the Wildcats, it will be in a packed and excruciatingly loud McKale Center.
The out-of-conference schedule looks a little weak, but keep in mind that depending on how the Wooden Legacy Tournament goes, Arizona may face Michigan State as well. Don't underestimate UNLV either. They are supposed to be improved from last season, and they have Stephen Zimmerman, a top high school recruit that chose UNLV over Arizona, North Carolina, and a few others.
Which game(s) are you looking forward to the most? ("All of them" is an acceptable answer.)