This is pretty damn cool.
The Arizona Wildcats and Connecticut Huskies have agreed to play in the 2012 Carrier Classic in beautiful San Diego, California. The event, which will feature a battle between North Carolina and Michigan State in 2011, will be fantastic exposure for both programs and will give many troops -- the stadium is expected to hold somewhere around 7,000 people, most of which that will be active military personnel -- a chance to see a great basketball game.
An official agreement has not been signed, though this is basically set in stone. The game will likely be played on November 9.
This of course will likely be the first game between Arizona and UCONN since their last meeting in the 2011 Elite Eight. As 'Cats fans are well aware, UA came just a three-pointer short of a Final Four appearance. To say revenge will be on the minds of Solomon Hill, Kevin Parrom, Jordin Mayes and others is an understatement.
Props to both universities for setting this great event up. The weather may have a slight impact on the game, but San Diego is typically beautiful in November, and any event to give the troops a good time is always appropriate. Let's all hope for yet another instant classic, this time with the Wildcats coming away with a victory.