After Arizona’s 1-0 win over rival Arizona State on Friday night, the Wildcats finished the regular season with a record of 11-6-1, just one win shy of last year’s total.
Throughout the season, Arizona collected some impressive wins against No. 10 UCLA, No. 15 Washington State and TCU. Even after those massive wins, it still wasn’t clear if Arizona would have the resume to host a first-round game.
So, when the news broke Monday that Arizona not only made the NCAA tournament for the third straight year, but also host, it came to a surprise to many on the team. It is the first time in program history that Arizona has made the tournament three years in a row.
However, that wasn’t the most shocking news to come from the selection show. The shocker is that Arizona will host TCU, a team that they’ve already played earlier in the season in a shootout victory 4-3.
Since then, TCU finished its season with an 11-7-1 record. Along the way, TCU has collected impressive wins over No. 25 SMU and two wins over No. 13 Texas Tech.
The dates and times of the game are still being worked out. As of right now, it looks like Arizona will be hosting TCU on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Mulcahy. With Arizona setting a new attendance record last time out, the atmosphere should be electric.