Arizona March Madness Schedule: When do the Wildcats play next? (Updated March 21)

When does the Arizona Wildcats March Madness run begin?

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The Arizona Wildcats (25-8, 15-5) lost two of their last three games, falling short of winning the Pac-12 Tournament and entering March Madness on a slump.

Losses to USC, who didn’t qualify for The Big Dance and Oregon late in the season hurt Arizona’s chances of securing a No. 1 seed in the bracketology. But their steady play and dominant track record throughout the season were enough to overlook the late-season skid, earning them the No. 2 seed in the West region of the 2024 NCAA Tournament bracket.

They will now look to put their recent struggles behind them as the program seeks a return to the Elite Eight for the first time since 2015 when they were defeated by the Wisconsin Badgers. But when do the Wildcats play next, and who will they face?

Arizona Wilcats March Madness Schedule



Date, Time (ET)

TV Channel

First Round

15 Long Beach State (W, 85-65)

Thursday, March 21 (2 p.m. ET)


Round of 32

7 Dayton

Saturday, March 23 (12:45 p.m. ET)


Sweet 16

6 Clemson

Thursday, March 28 (TBD)


Arizona opened up the 2024 NCAA Tournament with a matchup against Long Beach State. Though things were tight in the first half of action, Caleb Love and the Wildcats pulled away handily in the second half. Now, they've advanced to the Round of 32 where they'll match up with the No. 7 seed, Dayton.

Plenty of eyes will be on Love, who averaged 18.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 1.1 steals per game in his first season at Arizona after spending his first three years of college playing basketball at UNC. He, along with Oumar Bello, Pelle Larsson, and Keshad Johnson, will look to begin their tournament run on a high note.

Who will Arizona play next in March Madness?

Arizona takes on Clemson, a six seed, next in the tournament on Thursday, March 28th in Los Angeles.

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