Get Your Tickets For First Watch Red-Blue Game Today
The annual First Watch Red-Blue Game is just over a week away and we want to see you in the stands as we get our first look at the 2021-22 Arizona men's basketball team under the direction of first-year head coach Tommy Lloyd.
The doors to the McKale Center will open at 1:30 p.m. and the event will begin at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are currently on sale at the McKale Center Ticket Office or online at ArizonaWildcats.com. Fans will also be able to purchase tickets the day of the event at the McKale Ticket Office starting at 1:30 p.m. (while supplies last).
Paid parking will be available in the lots and garages surrounding the McKale Center.
The event will feature the following:
- Adaptive Athletics scrimmage
- Dunk Contest
- Free Schedule Posters (limited quantity, while supplies last)
The following health and safety measures continue to be in effect for Arizona Athletics events, including the First Watch Red-Blue Game:
- Fans are required to have a mask in their possession for entry
- Fans are required to wear a mask while circulating the facility/concourse areas at all times
- Fans are permitted to take their mask off when seated while eating/drinking
- Fans are permitted to take their mask off when outside
This year's team features eight returning players, led by second year players Azuolas Tubelis and Bennedict Mathurin. Tubelis was an All Pac-12 honorable mention player as a freshman, averaging 12.2 points and 7.1 rebounds. Mathurin averaged 10.8 points and 4.8 rebounds while shooting 41.8% from the 3-point line last season and has garnered national attention entering this season as a potential breakout star. Point guard Kerr Kriisa, who was only able to play in eight games last season, is back along with Christian Koloko, one of the top shot blockers in the country. Dalen Terry, another second year player, is poised to take the next step in his development after he showed flashed during his first year in Tucson.
In addition to the returning players, there are 10 newcomers on the roster with many of them expected to make an impact this season. The new faces include transfers Pelle Larsson (Utah), Justin Kier (Georgia), Oumar Ballo (Gonzaga) and Kim Aiken Jr. (Eastern Washington) along with true freshmen Shane Nowell (Seattle, Wash) and Adama Bal (Paris, France).
The Wildcats will play an exhibition game against Eastern New Mexico on Nov. 1 in the McKale Center before opening the regular season at home eight days later against Northern Arizona.