Arizona releases Pac-12 men's hoops schedule

TUCSON, Ariz. – The University of Arizona men's basketball team will play five of its first seven conference games at McKale Center, per the 18-game league slate announced by the Pac-12 on Thursday.

The Wildcats are scheduled to open Pac-12 action by hosting Washington and Washington State on Jan. 2 and Jan. 4, respectively. Following visits to UCLA (Jan. 9) and USC (Jan. 11), Arizona will play host to in-state rival Arizona State on Jan. 18, Colorado on Jan. 23 and Utah on Jan. 25.

The Cats will travel to Stanford (Jan. 30) and California (Feb. 1) before returning home to host Oregon (Feb. 6) and Oregon State (Feb. 8).

With a trip to Arizona State on Feb. 14, the Wildcats will open a stretch that will see five of their last seven Pac-12 games come away from home. Arizona will visit Utah (Feb. 20) and Colorado (Feb. 22), return to McKale Center for games against California (Feb. 27) and Stanford (March 1) and cap the regular season on the road against Oregon State (March 6) and Oregon (March 8).

The Pac-12 Tournament is set for March 12-15 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Arizona released its 2013-14 non-conference schedule in late May.

Dates for Pac-12 contests remain subject to change based on television selections. Start times and television information for the Wildcats' 2013-14 schedule will be announced as available.