It’s official. Tommy Lloyd & Co., will face the Indiana Hoosiers in Las Vegas in December.
The game will be played at MGM Grand Arena on Dec. 10. The game is set for 4:30 p.m. and will be televised on FOX. It will be the first time a regular-season college basketball game will be aired in prime time on the East Coast on a broadcast network, according to officials.
The game will be part of a two-game day called the Las Vegas Clash.
UNLV will play Washington State at 1:30 p.m.
“Playing a high-level opponent like Indiana in Las Vegas will be a great opportunity for us and our fans,” Lloyd Lloyd said. “It will be a strong test against one of the preseason favorites from the Big Ten in an outstanding atmosphere. It’s one of those games that will have a special feeling around it and we are looking forward to it.”
Arizona is 27-14 all-time in games played in the city of Las Vegas dating back to 1972 and have won six in a row. During the 2021-22 season, the Wildcats were 5-0 in Las Vegas, claiming wins over Wichita State and Michigan in November and then sweeping through Stanford, Colorado and UCLA to win the Pac-12 Tournament in March. Prior to that, the Wildcats defeated Washington on March 11, 2020 in the Pac-12 Tournament before the COVID-19 pandemic abruptly ended the season. Each of those six games were played at T-Mobile Arena.
The Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament was held at the MGM Grand from 2013-16 and the Wildcats were 7-3 in that span, winning the 2015 Pac-12 Tournament title. The last time Arizona played at the MGM Grand was March 11, 2016 against Oregon in the semifinals of the Pac-12 Tournament.