Wildcats Release Spring Slate
TUCSON, AZ -- The University of Arizona men's lacrosse team will undertake a highly competitive 13-game schedule in 2020. The schedule includes games against seven teams that ended the 2019 season in the top 25 of the MCLA Under Armour Coaches Poll.
With the SLC conference realignment, which collapsed the conference into a single division, the Wildcats will have to battle it out with all seven SLC foes, including perennial powerhouses, Chapman, Concordia, Arizona State and Grand Canyon. Only the top four will qualify for post-season conference play, so the team has its work cut out for them.
Arizona's non-conference schedule is also challenging and is highlighted by two neutral site contests. The Wildcats will meet Oregon at the annual PAC 12 Shootout in Los Angeles and then 2019 final four participant Georgia Tech in Phoenix, both in February. For spring break the Wildcats will head to the sunshine state for games at the University of Central Florida in Orlando followed by the University of Florida in Gainesville.
"We are excited about the competitive schedule we have ahead of us," said Arizona coach Matt Blamey. "The new conference alignment really bolsters our strength of schedule. Playing in the SLC, we know that we are always going to have to fight hard for a ticket to the postseason. We have worked to construct a schedule that will challenge us, but we feel our men are ready for the test. We are confident that our team will be battle-tested once we hit our conference slate."
Arizona will open the season at home on Saturday, February 8th against the visiting Penguins from Dominican University. Thanks to headlining sponsor, Casino Mine Ranch, all Wildcat home games will once again be professionally broadcasted by APN Video.
2020 University of Arizona Men's Lacrosse Schedule
February 1, 1:00PM - vs. Arizona Wildfire (Scrimmage)
February 8, 1:00PM - vs. Dominican
February 15, 12:30PM - vs. Oregon (PAC 12 Shootout @ UCLA)
February 16, 9:30AM - vs. UCLA (PAC 12 Shootout @ UCLA)
February 22, 1:00PM - vs. USC
February 29, 2:30PM - vs. GA Tech (Phoenix, AZ)
March 8, 6:00PM - @ Central Florida
March 10, 7:30PM - @ Florida
March 21, 6:00PM - vs. Washington
March 28, 1:00PM - vs. San Diego State
April 3, 7:00PM - @ Concordia-Irvine
April 5, 12:00PM - @ Chapman
April 11, 1:00PM - vs. Grand Canyon
April 18, 6:00PM - vs. Arizona State
April 24-26 - SLC Tournament (Phoenix, AZ)
May 4-9 - MCLA National Championship Tournament (Salt Lake City, UT)