Oct. 6, 2010
TUCSON, Ariz. - The excitement of year two of the Sean Miller era continues to build as every regular-season University of Arizona men's basketball game could be televised live in 2010-11.
For more than 35 years Wildcat basketball has been regularly featured on television, and 2010-11 is no different as 28 regular-season games are slated for broadcast. The schedule features at least 12 national appearances with nine games offered on Fox Sports Net and three on ESPN. Two more games will be distributed nationally on Fox College Sports and one on CBS College Sports as a spin-off of Arizona's local broadcast package.
Additionally, UA's regional broadcast partners, FS Arizona and KGUN-TV and KWBA-TV, will televise 11 games to be shown in the Arizona market. Longtime Tucson sports personality Dave Sitton (play-by-play) and former Arizona basketball letterman Corey Williams (color commentary) will call the action in 2010-11. Those telecasts begin with the regular-season opener against Idaho State on Nov. 14.
The 2010-11 broadcast schedule tips off with a pair of exhibition games - the Red-Blue Game (Oct. 24) and Augustana College (Nov. 7) - that will be webcast on www.arizonawildcats.com.
The Cats make the first of three appearances on ESPN on Saturday, Nov. 27, vs. Kansas as part of the iBN Las Vegas Invitational. Additionally, UA's home games against UCLA (Jan. 27) and Washington (Feb. 19) will be carried by the network.
Arizona's first national appearance of the season on FSN will take place Dec. 5 vs. Oklahoma. FSN also will televise the North Carolina State game on Dec. 19 before televising seven Wildcat games against Pac-10 foes, including road tilts at Oregon State (Jan. 2), Washington (Jan. 20), Arizona State (Feb. 13) and UCLA (Feb. 26).
The Wildcats also will appear on CBS College Sports on Wednesday, Dec. 1, in a non-conference game at Rice. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. CST in Houston. UA appears on the BYU-TV network when the Cats and Cougars meet in Salt Lake City on Dec. 11.
For the 10th consecutive season, the Pac-10 will converge on the Staples Center in Los Angeles for the Pacific Life Pac-10 Tournament, March 9-12. First round, quarterfinal and semifinal action will be shown live by Fox Sports Net, while the championship game will be televised by CBS-TV on Saturday, March 13, at 3 p.m. PST.
Five games remain tentative at this point. The broadcast information for the Dec. 30 game at Oregon, the Jan. 22 game at Washington State and the Feb. 24 contest at USC is to be announced, while the March 3 and 5 games are under consideration for broadcast as Pac-10 wildcard selections. Broadcast information for those dates will be announced 12 days prior to tip-off.
The remaining information will be released as soon as it becomes available.
Non-priority upper level season tickets ($370) are still available for purchase, while there are limited numbers of seats available in all priority seating areas. For more information, please contact the McKale Center Ticket office at (520) 621-CATS or www.arizonawildcats.com.