Missouri announced an agreement to play a two-game nonconference basketball series with Arizona in the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons.
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The Tigers will play the Wildcats at the McKale Center in Tucson, Ariz., on Dec. 13, 2015, and Arizona will visit Mizzou Arena on Dec. 10, 2016.
“This is a great series and will generate the type of national exposure fans and programs want early in the college basketball season,” MU coach Frank Haith said in a statement. “I have so much respect for Sean (Miller) and the Arizona program and when you get two national brands playing in on-campus settings it’s great for all of college basketball.”
The all-time series between Missouri and Arizona is tied 1-1. Arizona beat the Tigers 92-72 in the 1994 NCAA Elite Eight in Los Angeles and Mizzou won 76-73 on Dec. 29, 1984, in the Hawaii Pacific Invitational.
Missouri beat another Pac-12 team, Stanford, in the opening round of this year’s Battle 4 Atlantis tournament and will play another, at UCLA on Dec. 28. UCLA will play at Mizzou Arena next season.