After winning a national title last season, Kevin Ollie and the University of Connecticut upped their competition level in the coming seasons, adding home-and-home series with Ohio State and Arizona.
The UConn men’s basketball program announced today that it has agreed to home-and-home series with Ohio State and Arizona, which will stretch over the next four seasons.
Ohio State, out of the Big Ten, and Arizona, out of the Pac-12, are perennial Top 25 programs and fixtures in the NCAA Tournament. Each has had memorable games against UConn in the past.
Both series won’t start immediately, however. The Ohio State series will start in 2015-16 in UConn and finish in Columbus in 2016-17. The following year, UConn will travel to Arizona for the contest, with Arizona returning the favor in 2018-19. All four contests are tentatively scheduled to take place in December of their respective years.
With all three programs perennial top 25 programs, it’s likely that many of these contests will be high-profile match-ups. UConn is 5-0 against Arizona and 2-3 against Ohio State.
What do you think of these contests? Who will be the winner of the four games? Do you like UConn scheduling these games?