Arizona Basketball opens NCAA Tournament against Princeton

SACRAMENTO, CA – Beginning 2023 NCAA Tournament play 2nd Seeded Arizona Basketball (28-6, 14-6) takes on 15th-seeded Princeton (21-8, 10-4).

It is the most wonderful time of year, well, that is if you’re a fan of Arizona Basketball and College Basketball!

Fresh off of a big win over rival UCLA last week to win the Pac-12 Conference Tournament Championship, the Wildcats are back in action as they begin NCAA Tournament play.

And returning to the hardwood after a few days off, Arizona must prepare for a challenge against the Princeton Tigers.

Coming in, the Tigers are considered the double-digit underdogs in this one; however, even with the Wildcats entering Thursday’s game as the considerable favorite, Arizona is going to have to be prepared in this one.

Princeton is a well-coached team that plays a unique brand of basketball, and if the Wildcats are to get the win here, it is going to take a focused and intentional effort on Thursday afternoon!

So with Arizona Basketball taking on Princeton, here is how you can watch and follow our Wildcats!

Arizona Basketball vs Princeton Game Information and Details:

  • Date: Thursday, March 16, 2023
  • Time: 2:10 P.M. MDT / 1:10 P.M. PDT (Arizona Time)
  • Television: TNT
  • Location: Golden 1 Center – Sacramento, CA (17,608)
  • Spread: -13.5 Arizona (Don’t forget to use WynnBet or FanDuel to enhance your overall betting experience)

Arizona Game Preview:

Arizona got another big win last Saturday, using a strong second-half effort to pace itself to the narrow win over rival UCLA to secure its second-straight Pac-12 Conference Tournament Championship.

However, coming into this one, Princeton is going to present yet another significant, but different challenge for the Wildcats.

Coming into Thursday’s action, this should be another exciting matchup between the two programs, especially as Princeton loves to mix up its defenses, as well as play a slow and physical brand of basketball.

And despite their extensive and illustrious basketball history, both programs have only met once previously with the Wildcats owning the head-to-head series lead over the Tigers at 1-0.

Arizona won their previous and only matchup against Princeton in 1985 where the Wildcats came away with the 54-41 in Tucson.

Offensively, Arizona is going to need a focused and intentional effort against Princeton’s stifling defense if they are going to win this one. And beyond that, Arizona will need to bring the effort defensively if they hope to advance against 15th-seeded Princeton! Tip-off is set for 1:10 P.M. Tucson time!

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