The Illini play in Tucson on Nov. 10, 2019, and the Wildcats will visit Champaign on Dec. 12, 2020. It will be Illinois' first nonconference home-and-home series with a Power 5 program since beating Vanderbilt in 2008-09.
Arizona holds an 8-6 edge in the all-time series with Illinois.
The most memorable games came in the NCAA tournament. Arizona beat Illinois 87-81 in the 2001 Midwest Regional final en route to the Final Four. Four years later, the Illini rallied from a 15-point deficit for a 90-89 overtime victory over Arizona to lock up its own trip to the Final Four.