The program announced Friday that its road games against No. 1 Stanford and No. 10 Oregon will air on ESPN2.
In order to do that, the Oregon game—originally scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 7 in Eugene—will now be played at 5 p.m. MST on Monday, Feb. 8.
The Stanford game remains scheduled for Monday, Feb. 22 and will tip off at 6 p.m. MST. The Cardinal are unbeaten and routed the Wildcats 81-54 on Jan. 1 in McKale Center.
Arizona head coach Adia Barnes has repeatedly mentioned how helpful these ESPN games are for national exposure. When the Wildcats aren’t on ESPN, they play on Pac-12 Network, which isn’t carried by several major cable/streaming companies, or a school-produced live stream.
“It helps your players when it comes down to All-American voting and any national honors because that might be the only time the national writers see you,” she said. “And so I think it means a lot and just for recruiting to have that. I think it’s a pretty big deal.”