The Arizona Wildcats will have not one but two primetime games on the ESPN family of networks this weekend.
It was announced Sunday that Saturday’s home game vs. the UCLA Bruins will tip at 7 p.m. MST on ESPN. Last week, it was announced that this game would be tip of 2, 7 or 8 p.m. MST and air on ESPN or ESPN2.
Arizona’s home game vs. USC on Thursday is already scheduled to air on ESPN2 at 7 p.m. MST. That will mark the first time this season that the Wildcats will be featured on the Worldwide Leader.
Their first 10 games have all been broadcast on the Pac-12 Network.
Coming off a road sweep of the Washington schools, Arizona is 9-1 overall and 3-1 in the Pac-12. The Wildcats carry a three-game winning streak into the homestand vs. the Los Angeles schools, which could be enough to get them ranked Monday when the new polls come out.
UCLA (7-2, 3-0) is one of three Pac-12 teams without a conference loss so far. USC (6-2, 1-1) is coming off a home split against Colorado and Utah.
Bruins star forward Chris Smith tore his ACL last week and is out for the season.