The Arizona Wildcats basketball squad (which came on the cusp of earning an NCAA Tournament bid but had to settle for the NIT) will probably be looking to schedule more strongly in upcoming seasons to help their overall strength of schedule and boost their chances of dancing in March Madness year after year.
It appears as if one such matchup will be coming to fruition very soon. Arizona and Michigan will be battling on the hardwood very soon. Bruce Pascoe of the Arizona Daily Star files this report on the scheduling update.
The Arizona Wildcats have added Michigan and are close to adding Oral Roberts to their future men's basketball schedules.
Ryan Reynolds, the Wildcats' director of men's basketball operations, said Arizona completed a contract with Michigan to begin a two-year home-and-home series in Ann Arbor, Mich., in 2013-14. It will conclude at McKale Center in 2014-15.
Sorry Rich Rod, you're sitting this tango out.
Michigan has become one of the most consistent programs in the Big Ten lately, so this should be a good matchup for Arizona to improve their overall non-conference resume both seasons.
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