UConn stays competitive by locking up series with Ohio State and Arizona

Kevin Ollie is keeping UConn's profile high in light of that national title. (USATSI)

Kevin Ollie isn't slowing down. The third-year UConn coach not only locked up himself a very nice overall schedule for the year ahead, he's also landed two significant non-conference series going forward.

UConn announced that its men's basketball team will have home-and-home series against Ohio State and Arizona in the years to come.

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Ohio State's series starts in in 2015-16, with UConn getting first host duties. The Arizona home-and-home will begin a year two years later, for the 2017-18 campaign, again with UConn starting the festivities by getting first crack on its home court.

That means the Huskies will head to Ohio State in 2016 and Arizona in 2018. (My side question: Will Sean Miller be at Arizona/Ollie be at UConn come 2018?) The games are all scheduled for December in their respective seasons. UConn has a 2-3 record against Ohio State; it's undefeated against 'Zona, going 5-0.

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