What: Long Beach State at Arizona Wildcats
Where: McKale Center
When: November 11, 2013, 9:00 p.m. EST
The No. 6 Arizona Wildcats will get tested tonight when they host three-time defending Big West champion Long Beach State. Arizona (1-0) faces the 49ers looking to improve upon its 27-2 record in non-conference home games against unranked opponents under coach Sean Miller. That mark includes a 73-62 victory over Cal Poly on Friday.
Freshman forward Aaron Gordon is one of the nation’s most highly touted freshmen, and his debut was a workmanlike 13 point, 10 rebound and four block performance. He has recently been limited in practice due to a strained groin, so hopefully the world will get to see him at 100% in tonight’s contest.
Long Beach State (1-0) also comes off a win in its opener, 71-59 over Hawaii Pacific on Saturday. Junior Mike Caffey scored a career-high 27 points while senior Dan Jennings posted his first career double-double with 10 points and 17 rebounds.
This game is part of the 24 hours of college basketball that is tipping-off tonight, and it will feature many of the nation’s best teams and players. Arizona hopes to prove they’re that and then some as they look to win the PAC-12 and make a deep NCAA Tournament run.