Augustana Will Play Arizona in Basketball in 2013-14 Season
Augustana has just added a big name to its men’s basketball schedule next season.
The Vikings will play at Arizona in an exhibition game, Monday, October 28th, In Tucson.
The Wildcats were a Sweet 16 team in last season’ NCAA tournament, finishing with a 27-8 record, 12-6 in Pac-12 play in head coach Sean Miller’s 4th season. Their season ended with a 73-70 loss to Ohio State in the West Regional semifinals.
The Vikings were 22-9 last season, 15-7 in Northern Sun Conference play. Augie advanced to the second round of NCAA Division II Region play, before losing to Winona State in March.
Augie Head Coach Tom Billiter made the announcement on Twitter Monday afternoon:
Just signed the contract to play the University of Arizona in an exh. Game October 28th.Really appreciate Coach Miller playing us!
— Tom Billeter (@CoachBilleter) May 13, 2013
Billeter is no stranger to Arizona. He began his coaching career there, when he worked two seasons (1985-1987) alongside legendary coach Lute Olson.