Report: Michigan basketball to start series with Arizona in 2013-14
It appears the Michigan basketball program has its first opponent in the new Big Ten-Pac-12 scheduling alliance.
The Arizona Daily Star reported Tuesday that Michigan and the University of Arizona will begin a two-year, home-and-home basketball series beginning in 2013-14.
Michigan has not yet confirmed the report.
According to the newspaper, the Wolverines and Wildcats will meet in Ann Arbor during the 2013-14 season and conclude the pact in Tucson, Ariz. in 2014-15.
In December, both the Big Ten and the Pac-12 announced a scheduling alliance aimed at broadening the reach of both leagues nationally. The pact requires participating athletic programs from both leagues, basketball included, to engage in non-conference series with one another for the foreseeable future.
Michigan and Arizona have played eight times, with six of those games coming on a neutral floor and the other two being played at Arizona.
The Wolverines' only wins over the Wildcats came during a road game in 1957 and a neutral-floor game at The Palace of Auburn Hills in 1996, a game Michigan ultimately forfeited due to sanctions.
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