Arizona Basketball

Arizona-Indiana? Miller vs. Miller? ‘That would be really cool’

Archie Miller meets with the media Monday (YouTube screen shot)

The Arizona basketball team has played Kentucky in the biggest game possible — the national title game, back in 1997.

The Wildcats had a home-and-home series with North Carolina in 2006 and 2007, and had other memorable meetings in the NCAA Tournament. You could almost write a book about the 12 Arizona-Kansas games, with postseason heartbreakers both ways and a home-and-home series about a decade ago.

Arizona-Duke? Legendary games. Arizona-UCLA? The best rivalry in the West Coast for more than 30 years. Arizona-Louisville? Done that a five times, too, including three since the mid-1990s.

The one college hoops blueblood that is missing from Arizona’s roster of all-time opponents is Indiana, and now such a meeting is more important than ever that Archie Miller, the younger brother of UA coach Sean Miller, has been hired by the Hoosiers after a successful stint at Dayton.

That was Archie’s first head coaching gig, jumping into the position after serving on Sean’s staff at Arizona.

Archie Miller had his introductory press conference in Bloomington, Ind., on Monday and addressed the possibility of playing against his brother.

Yeah, it would be pretty cool. The first-ever meeting between Arizona and Indiana? A way to spice up the non-conference schedule? We’ll see, but if the brothers want to make it happen, it will happen.

Sean, by the way, released this statement through the university:


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