With many expecting Arizona to be one of the top teams in the country again during the 2014-15 season, the Wildcats have prepared themselves by scheduling another challenging non-conference slate.
Arizona announced its non-conference schedule on Monday and it is highlighted by home games with Gonzaga and Michigan and December road games at UTEP and UNLV. The Wildcats will also play in the Maui Invitational along with BYU, Chaminade, Kansas State, Missouri, Pittsburgh, Purdue and San Diego State.
“The purpose of this non-conference schedule is to prepare us for the Pac-12 Conference season and position us with numerous opportunities to play quality opponents that will be looked upon favorably in March,” Arizona head coach Sean Miller said in the release. “In addition to what will be a very challenging Maui Invitational, we have multiple marquee home games and two difficult true road games on the schedule. Our players and staff are ready to work hard this summer to prepare for the challenges that lie ahead.”
Here is the full non-conference schedule for Arizona during the 2014-15 season:
Nov. 14: Mount St. Mary’s
Nov. 16: Cal State-Northridge (Maui Invitational opening game)
Nov. 19: UC-Irvine
Nov. 24-26: Maui Invitational
Dec. 2: Gardner-Webb
Dec. 6: Gonzaga
Dec. 9: Utah Valley
Dec. 13: Michigan
Dec. 16: Oakland
Dec. 19: at UTEP
Dec. 23: at UNLV