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Arizona basketball to face Wichita State in Roman Main Event in Las Vegas

The last time Arizona faced Wichita State, the Wildcats were bounced from the NCAA Tournament early and Sean Miller’s sweat glands became a meme.

The Wildcats will face the Shockers in the opening round of the Roman Main Event in Las Vegas. The game is set for 8 p.m. MT on Friday, Nov. 19 and will be played at T-Mobile Arena.

Michigan and UNLV will face off at 10:30 p.m. MT in the other game, with the winners playing Nov. 21 at 5:30 p.m. MT and the losers meeting at 8 p.m. MT.

Wichita is coming off a 16-6 season under coach Isaac Brown, who is now the Shockers’ permanent head coach after serving the 2020-21 campaign in an interim role. Brown had been an assistant at Wichita since 2014 under Gregg Marshall, who resigned just before the season began.

The Shockers won the AAC regular-season title but fell to Cincinnati in the conference tournament, then lost to No. 11 seed Drake in the first round of the 2021 NCAA tourney.

It was a 6/11 matchup the last time Arizona and Wichita played, in the first round of the 2016 NCAA tourney, with the Wildcats falling 65-55 as the No. 6 seed.

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