Hurt reports Arizona will host Alabama in the upcoming 2017-18 season and then Alabama will host Arizona in Tuscaloosa in the 2018-19 season.
The Wildcats have Dec. 9-10 open on their 2017-18 schedule, which is presumably when this series will begin.
Alabama, coached by former NBA player Avery Johnson, went 19-15 this past season, and returns nearly all of its key contributors plus adds the No. 6 recruiting class in the country, including five-star point guard Collin Sexton and four-star guard John Petty, who is the No. 30 player in the 2017 class.
Of course, this series also means former Arizona athletic director/current Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne may be returning to Tucson fairly soon.
Here’s the rest of Arizona’s non-conference schedule for the 2017-18 season:
Nov. 10 — vs. Northern Arizona
Nov. 12 — vs. UMBC
Nov. 16 — Cal State Bakersfield
Nov. 22 — Battle for Atlantis
Nov. 23 — Battle for Atlantis
Nov. 24 — Battle for Atlantis
Nov. 29 — vs. Long Beach State
Dec. 2 — at UNLV
Dec. 5 — vs. Texas A&M (in Phoenix)
Dec. 9 or 10 — vs. Alabama
Dec. 16 — at New Mexico
Dec. 18 — vs. North Dakota State
Dec. 21 — vs. Connecticut
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