The last time Arizona faced Wichita State, the Wildcats were bounced from the NCAA Tournament early and Sean Miller’s sweat glands became a meme.
The Wildcats will face the Shockers in the opening round of the Roman Main Event in Las Vegas. The game is set for 8 p.m. MT on Friday, Nov. 19 and will be played at T-Mobile Arena.
Michigan and UNLV will face off at 10:30 p.m. MT in the other game, with the winners playing Nov. 21 at 5:30 p.m. MT and the losers meeting at 8 p.m. MT.
Wichita is coming off a 16-6 season under coach Isaac Brown, who is now the Shockers’ permanent head coach after serving the 2020-21 campaign in an interim role. Brown had been an assistant at Wichita since 2014 under Gregg Marshall, who resigned just before the season began.
The Shockers won the AAC regular-season title but fell to Cincinnati in the conference tournament, then lost to No. 11 seed Drake in the first round of the 2021 NCAA tourney.
It was a 6/11 matchup the last time Arizona and Wichita played, in the first round of the 2016 NCAA tourney, with the Wildcats falling 65-55 as the No. 6 seed.
Also, this happened:
Arizona coach Sean Miller is feeling the heat vs Wichita State: https://t.co/h58WTrYpYa (h/t @CBSSportsCBB) pic.twitter.com/Ao38y63sc1— AP Top 25 (@AP_Top25) March 18, 2016
The Wichita game will be the fourth of the season for Arizona, which opens the Tommy Lloyd era Nov. 9 against NAU. The first half of the 2021-22 schedule was announced last week.